Chapter 23 – Who Says Omegas Can’t be as Explosive as Alphas

Chapter 23


Following Wen Xingchen’s request, the doctor quickly prepared the medicine for them.


On the way back, Lu Jingning seemed a bit gloomy, and his gaze occasionally swept across Wen Xingchen’s lips, looking somewhat restless.


Wen Xingchen, under the hot gaze, calmly adjusted his collar and spoke tonelessly, “Stop looking, don’t even think about it.”


Lu Jingning sincerely suggested, “How about we have a fight, and the winner gets to decide?”


Wen Xingchen almost burst into laughter, “So, you want your pheromones to explode again and then take advantage of my complete loss of control to start a wildfire?”


Lu Jingning, his thoughts exposed, looked up at the sky nonchalantly, whistling, “Why would you say that? It’s like I’m coveting your beauty and trying to take advantage of you.”


Wen Xingchen suddenly stopped in his tracks, smiling slyly as he looked at him from the corner of his eye, “Isn’t it?”


Catching the starlight from the sky, it framed Lu Jingning’s handsome figure perfectly. He hesitated, and the word “no” suddenly felt hard to say.


Coveting beauty? Well, maybe… a bit?


Seeing that he didn’t respond, Wen Xingchen sneered.


Lu Jingning, provoked by his attitude, raised his voice in annoyance, “I just want to borrow your pheromones, what’s the big deal? Are you afraid I’ll use this as an opportunity to cling to you? I promise I’ll leave after I’m done, no strings attached!”


Wen Xingchen’s lips twitched uncontrollably, “Do I look like some kind of useful tool to you?”


Lu Jingning stuttered, “I didn’t mean it that way…”


“Since the medicine is ready, you better take it and don’t waste it!” With these parting words, Wen Xingchen turned and walked away without looking back.


Lu Jingning stood there for a moment, feeling like something was off about their conversation.


He was the Omega, after all, so why did it feel like he was forcing something?


It was frustrating. If it weren’t for the fact that others would go weak in the knees when they smelled his pheromones, why would he even have to rely on this surname Wen? He was an Alpha, and was it such a big deal to let him take a bite, not like he’d get pregnant!


The more Lu Jingning thought about it, the angrier he became. He returned to the dormitory with a disgruntled expression.


Yan Hebin glanced at the medicine he had in his hand, “Did you go to the hospital?”


Lu Jingning nodded and casually placed it on the table.


Ugh, he really hated taking medicine!


Seeing his potentially explosive mood, Yan Hebin didn’t ask further questions and continued working on the virtual panel for their mecha prototype.


Lu Jingning glanced over and was suddenly curious. He leaned in and exclaimed, ” Yan Hebin, is the curriculum in the Military Mechanics Faculty going so fast that you’ve already started building mechas?”


Yan Hebin pushed up their glasses and didn’t turn their heads, “The courses haven’t started teaching that yet; I’m self-studying.”


Lu Jingning suddenly had newfound respect for his roommate, “I didn’t expect you to be such a genius!”


Finally, Yan Hebin glanced at him, “What’s up?”


Lu Jingning rubbed his hands nervously, “I was wondering if you’d be willing to help me with the theoretical exams in the future?”


“Help” was a polite way of saying it; he was practically asking for cheating outright.


Under the intense scrutiny, Yan Hebin showed no emotional reaction, “Not possible.”


Lu Jingning felt a chill from his icy attitude, “Ah, Yan Hebin, with this kind of coldness, you won’t find an Alpha.”


Yan Hebin remained unfazed, “You’re not cold and unfeeling, but have you found an Alpha?”


A devastating retort.


Lu Jingning, “…”


His roommate was as difficult to deal with as Wen Xingchen. Lu Jingning wondered what would happen if these two sarcastic individuals ever crossed paths. It would be a spectacular clash of wits.


Lu Jingning’s mind suddenly conjured up the image of a tall figure. He blinked in surprise, and his face twisted in a rare expression.


He lost all interest in joking with Yan Hebin, washed away the hospital disinfectant from his body in the bathroom, and climbed into bed in silence. Before falling asleep, he had only one thought in his mind.


He couldn’t believe there was an Alpha he, Lu Jingning, couldn’t handle. Wen Xingchen, let’s see what the future holds!



Upon learning of Lu Jingning’s trip to the hospital, Yu Qingcang showed unusual concern. The next morning, he waited downstairs at the Omega dormitory with a hearty breakfast.


Lu Jingning had spent the entire night dreaming about overpowering a certain Alpha in a corner, and with poor sleep and a bad mood, not even delicious food could soothe his irritable temper.


Listening to Yu Qingcang’s aimless questions and feeling impatient, he interrupted him and got straight to the point, “Spill it, what’s the matter?”


Yu Qingcang cleared his throat and changed the topic, “The second round of the ancient basketball tournament is coming up. How are you feeling lately? Are you still able to play?”


Lu Jingning couldn’t help but roll his eyes. He knew this guy would bring up something unrelated sooner or later.


However, he wasn’t entirely sure about his recent physical condition, and the situation with the ancient basketball tournament was uncertain, so he replied, “We’ll see when the time comes.”


Yu Qingcang knew Lu Jingning’s personality too well to press further, so he nodded and said, “Alright.”


After all, they had already defeated the formidable Imperial Defence Faculty, and the remaining Combat Command Faculty and the Military Mechanics Faculty were no match for them. There was no need for this powerhouse to participate.


“There’s one more thing,” Yu Qingcang added, lowering his voice with a gossipy tone, “I have to ask, what’s the deal with you and Wen Xingchen? He accompanied you to the hospital, and the way you two acted… is it really as Jiang Luan said?”


Before he could finish his sentence, Lu Jingning threw a punch towards his head, “I don’t want to hear that name right now!”


Yu Qingcang, baffled by the sudden attack, rubbed his sore spot and looked at Lu Jingning’s indignant expression, forming countless words of love, hate, and intrigue in his mind.


Although Lu Jingning never behaved like a typical Omega, his current resentment seemed suspicious!


Unfortunately, class time was approaching, and he couldn’t indulge in gossip.


After parting ways with Yu Qingcang, Lu Jingning lazily entered the classroom while munching on a piece of bread. He immediately spotted Wen Xingchen sitting in the back.


Raising an eyebrow, he didn’t bother with greetings and simply moved to the back row, stashed his backpack in the drawer, and laid his head down to sleep.


Jiang Luan, who had planned to give up his seat when he saw Lu Jingning, froze in place when he noticed the situation. He had just stood up, but now he remained standing.


He turned to look at Wen Xingchen, who was absorbed in his textbook, his expression full of surprise.


What was going on? Had these two quarreled?


Wen Xingchen raised his head under Jiang Luan’s gaze and asked calmly, “Is there something?”


Jiang Luan, puzzled by their inexplicable behavior, kindly suggested, “How about I switch seats with Lu Jingning?”


Wen Xingchen’s lips curled into a slight, almost smiling arc as he responded, “With so much time on your hands, why don’t you go socialize with more Omegas?”


One sentence struck right at the heart.


Jiang Luan covered his aching chest.


This surname Wen was really something! Even though he knew that lately, some Omegas were divided between being attracted to him and being attracted to Lu Jingning, occasionally leaving a few single Omegas completely disinterested, why would he go socialize with an Omega?


Regrettably, class was about to start, and the conditions didn’t allow for deep gossip.


Lu Jingning wasn’t usually one to play games, but recently, perhaps due to the disruption in his pheromones, he found himself constantly in an irritable and drowsy state.


Moreover, whenever he saw Wen Xingchen, he couldn’t help but think about the enticing minty scent of his pheromones, a scent that made him want to stretch his neck towards the man and let him bite into it.


However, after the incident at the abandoned warehouse and Wen Xingchen’s two consecutive refusals, Lu Jingning was determined not to lower his head again. If he was going to be marked, he wanted Wen Xingchen to take the initiative!


When Lu Jingning looked at Wen Xingchen again, his gaze took on a predatory quality.


On the day of the non-basketball game against the Military Mechanics Faculty, as Wen Xingchen passed by the rest area, he suddenly caught a faint familiar scent of pheromones, barely noticeable.


His steps involuntarily faltered, and his first thought was that Lu Jingning’s pheromones were acting up again.


He subconsciously looked into the room, his gaze falling through the half-closed door, and he happened to see the young man with half of his shirt off, revealing a well-defined abdominal area with prominent abs.


Contrary to his seemingly slender appearance, the taut curve of his abdomen displayed robust muscles. Accompanied by the scent of pheromones in the air, every frame of this scene seemed to excite the strings of his rationality in his mind frantically.

Wen Xingchen: “…”


Setting aside other irrelevant factors, if you zoom in the lens to the point where it can only accommodate two people, it’s like a massive seduction scene.


Unfortunately, Lu Jingning showed no urgency in putting on his sports uniform. He casually ran his fingers through his disheveled hair, took a sip of water, and when he swallowed, his Adam’s apple rolled gently. He exuded an aura of a complete male transformation.


Wen Xingchen: “…”


Lu Jingning waited for a while but didn’t hear any movement behind him. He couldn’t hold back any longer and turned around. When their eyes met, he wore a surprised expression, “What are you doing here?”


As he spoke, he casually ruffled his hair, revealing a subtle gland when he tilted his head.


A faint and subtle scent of pheromones filled the air, incredibly ambiguous and tantalizing.


However, Wen Xingchen remained silent for a moment, and his gaze on Lu Jingning’s neck didn’t linger. He calmly said, “Contain your pheromones, don’t release them recklessly at this moment. Otherwise, when our college’s team arrives, do you intend to make them kneel directly on the court?”


Lu Jingning: “…”


“You don’t need to change into your sports uniform either. Given the situation, do you really want to play? Don’t go berserk later and demolish the court.” Wen Xingchen said casually, taking off his jacket and throwing it on top of Lu Jingning’s head, revealing a friendly smile. “I’ll lend you the jacket for now. Wear it securely, and don’t let any air leak. If you want to return it or not, it’s up to you. If you do return it, make sure to wash it clean in advance.”


Lu Jingning: “…”


It was as if Wen Xingchen didn’t notice the rapidly changing expressions on Lu Jingning’s face. He chuckled lightly, took a step back, and walked away.


From start to finish, he didn’t even step into the rest area’s door.


Lu Jingning was left alone, holding the still-warm oversized jacket.


Damn it, where did things go wrong?


Was it his own charm that had truly declined, or was this guy Wen Xingchen not really an Alpha?!


He cursed silently in his mind and was about to toss the jacket out the window when he raised it and caught a whiff of the minty scent of pheromones clinging to it. He couldn’t help but move his nose.


After pausing for a moment, he reluctantly put on the jacket.


Admittedly, that scent was somewhat enticing.


Besides, it was better than going without. He’d deal with the rest later!


Wen Xingchen didn’t actually go far.


In the empty corridor, as he turned a corner, he suddenly reached out to support the nearby wall. His expressionless face cracked for the first time, revealing a hint of conflict.


Under the temptation of pheromones, his Alpha possessiveness surged uncontrollably, almost driving him to rush towards that person.


Perhaps this was the result of a high compatibility, as if a switch had been turned on since the day in the warehouse, making it increasingly difficult to resist the effects of pheromones.


Honestly, he didn’t like this feeling of losing control, but he couldn’t resist the instincts that came naturally between AOs.


He took a shallow breath and rubbed his hair carelessly, muttering to himself, “Such a little devil!”



When Lu Jingning lazily sat down in the resting area, Jiang Luan inadvertently saw the jacket he was wearing. His face froze as he exclaimed, “Is that Wen Xingchen’s?”


Lu Jingning absentmindedly replied without noticing Jiang Luan’s gradually changing expression, “Yeah.”


Jiang Luan knew Wen Xingchen’s cleanliness obsession all too well. He didn’t allow anyone to touch his personal belongings, let alone something as intimate as a jacket.


Thinking about it, Jiang Luan couldn’t help but look towards the nearby figure.


Damn, Wen Xingchen was going too far! They had known each other for so long, and he had never received such treatment. His brother was really pushing it!


Lu Jingning was lost in thought and didn’t sense Jiang Luan’s resentment. He suddenly reached out and pulled him closer, asking, “Jiang Luan, can I ask you something?”


Jiang Luan: “???”


“Then there’s no reason to refuse. I’ve never been one to say no to a beautiful Omega. This isn’t what a gentleman Alpha should do…” Jiang Luan’s words came to a sudden halt here. It seemed that he had just realized something and looked at Lu Jingning slowly. “You’re not asking about Wen Xingchen, are you?”


Lu Jingning: …


His silence made Jiang Luan feel uneasy. His voice involuntarily rose, “You’ve actually reached the point of needing temporary… um, um!”


Lu Jingning quickly pressed him and said through gritted teeth, “Answer the question properly, and maybe I’ll spare you!”


Jiang Luan nodded repeatedly, his hand that had been covering his mouth finally let go, and he almost choked.


Finally catching his breath, he lowered his voice, “Ahem, if it’s about Wen Xingchen, well, you don’t need to worry too much. In matters of emotions, he’s a bit different from others. There are many complications, you understand, right? But no matter what he does, he has his reasons. Don’t get angry with him because of it!”


He sighed softly at the end, “There are some things I can’t say right now. It’s better to wait until he wants to tell you in person.”


Seeing his attitude, Lu Jingning became more certain of his suspicions, “So, he does have issues in that department, doesn’t he?”


“What?” Jiang Luan was momentarily stunned by his flexible thought process. After a while, he shook his head repeatedly, “No, absolutely not! That’s not what I meant!”


Seeing Jiang Luan’s intense reaction, Lu Jingning couldn’t help but become even more convinced. He patted his shoulder with a feeling of sympathy, “Alright, don’t worry. I, Lu Ge, am very tight-lipped. I won’t casually reveal anything!”


Thinking back to everything that had happened, his angry emotions dissipated somewhat, replaced by deep sympathy.


Just think about it, how could anyone resist such an outstanding Omega like him? If there were any issues with Wen Xingchen in his receiver or elsewhere, that would fully explain it!




Seeing Jiang Luan’s apparent misunderstanding, he felt dumbfounded and couldn’t help but glance in Wen Xingchen’s direction. He shuddered inwardly.


Sorry, buddy, I didn’t mean it that way!


Absolutely can’t let Wen Xingchen find out about this, or he might end up killing me?!



The subsequent matches went very smoothly for the Quadruple Faculty, and they advanced to the finals.


In the final match, they once again faced off against the Imperial Defence Faculty.


The matter of Zhong Feng being caught had already been resolved a few days ago. There was no way to wash away the fact that he had used inducement drugs to force Omega into heat. The final judgment was that he would spend five years behind bars. With this outcome, not only did his chances of entering the military diminish, but his entire life was essentially ruined.


However, no one had any sympathy for him in this matter.


Anyone who could do such a thing to an Omega was clearly scum. If he were allowed to graduate, he would likely become a menace sooner or later.


Zhong Feng’s case had clearly dampened the spirits of the Imperial Defence Faculty. They quietly played out the final match, and in the absence of Lu Jingning on the court, they had no chance to win the championship, losing by a large margin.


After winning the final match of the Ancient Basketball Tournament, the students of the Quadruple Faculty cheered and celebrated. Led by Jiang Luan and a few others, they organized students from several classes of the Quadruple Faculty to go out and have a good time that night.


Lu Jingning had been feeling down these past few days, so he didn’t have any reason to refuse such a good opportunity. He was particularly enthusiastic.


In stark contrast, Wen Xingchen’s attitude was completely different. After hearing what Jiang Luan had to say, he remained indifferent, “I won’t go. I wish you all a pleasant evening.”


Jiang Luan, enduring a bout of frustration, tried to coax him, “Lu Jingning will be there tonight, too. Lu Jingning, you know!”


Wen Xingchen replied, “Oh, what does that have to do with me?”


Jiang Luan exclaimed, “Of course, it does! Look, everyone going tonight except him is an Alpha. What if… um, you know what I mean?”


Wen Xingchen finally glanced at him, a faint smile playing at the corner of his lips, “What could possibly happen? Do you think you guys can do something to him?”


Jiang Luan said, “Of course not! What I mean is, we’re afraid Lu Jingning might do something to us!”




Wen Xingchen couldn’t help but recall the scene in the lounge before. Suddenly, he felt that, given the recent circumstances, if Lu Jingning did something like that, it wouldn’t be surprising at all.


He remained silent for a moment, then asked, “Time and place?”


Jiang Luan felt relieved and remembered the conversation he had with Lu Jingning on the basketball court. He wiped away a tear of bitterness in his heart.


Oh, Wen Ge, this is all I can do for you!


It had to be said that Jiang Luan was truly skilled in organizing events.


TheQuadruple Faculty had a total of sixty students from three classes, neither too many nor too few. After notifying everyone, those absent and those who were invited were all accounted for. They directly booked the entire lobby of a hotel not far from the Imperial Navy University for their celebration dinner, creating an atmosphere akin to a military award presentation.


This grand gesture drew eye-rolls from students of other institutes, who felt that the Quadruple Faculty had become overly inflated after winning the Ancient Basketball Tournament.


Lu Jingning, on the other hand, enjoyed this meal immensely. During the past few days of taking medication and recuperating, he had felt weak all over, with energy coming and going unpredictably.


That evening, he saw it as a chance to release some tension and enthusiastically participated in various drinking games. After completing a round of these games, he returned to his seat with a flushed face, saying, “Did you all see that, Lu Ge? I’m the most handsome guy at this table!”


Next to him, Yu Qingcang was about to add to the banter when he suddenly sensed a familiar scent. His posture froze, and he began to panic, pushing his chair back several meters in succession.


Lu Jingning, puzzled, asked, “What’s wrong?”


Yu Qingcang’s face turned pale as he said in a frightened tone, “Lu Jingning, your pheromones are leaking!”


It must be said that too much laughter can lead to tears. The other students at the table, who had been devouring their food like hungry tigers, instinctively moved back in fear.


Most of the other tables were filled with students from different classes, and they couldn’t quite comprehend the strange behavior on this side. They assumed it was some new game they were playing.


Within seconds, the area around Lu Jingning became deserted. Yu Qingcang looked around anxiously but soon spotted Wen Xingchen, who was sitting beside them, meticulously removing fish bones from his dish. Without hesitation, Yu Qingcang rushed over and exclaimed, “Wen-ge, save us!”




Wen Xingchen was suddenly put on the spot. He raised his head, and everyone’s expectant eyes met his gaze.


He glanced at Lu Jingning, and his intuition told him that it might not be a good idea to leave them alone together in this situation. But if he allowed Lu Jingning to stay and the pheromones acted up again, it could lead to a disastrous outcome.


After a moment of silence, he picked up the jacket from the back of his chair, walked over to Lu Jingning, and placed his hand gently on his shoulder. With a light pat on the head, he said, “Let’s go, I’ll take you back, little one.”


The others breathed a sigh of relief. They were grateful that Wen Xingchen was there to maintain order. If Lu Jingning, after drinking so much, were to let loose, even a group of A-level Alphas wouldn’t be able to handle it.


Lu Jingning didn’t seem too eager to leave, but given the circumstances of recent events, he had no choice. He swayed to his feet, waved to everyone with lingering excitement, and said, “I’ll head back now. Enjoy your meal, everyone!”


The others almost cheered, “Take care on the way!”



As they stepped out of the hotel, the cold night wind immediately nipped at their necks. Lu Jingning, wearing Wen Xingchen’s jacket, suddenly felt a throbbing headache. It was as if a burst of energy surged uncontrollably through his body, leaving him feeling breathless one moment and completely listless the next.


He couldn’t help but shake his head vigorously.


In fact, his alcohol tolerance had always been decent, but it seemed that when a person’s physical condition weakened, everything seemed to go awry. Just one round of drinking had left him feeling out of sorts.


The restaurant wasn’t too far from the school, but it wasn’t exactly close either. The two of them walked in silence, neither saying a word. The only sound was the streetlights casting their shadows, intertwining silently.


When they reached the second-to-last intersection before the school gate, Lu Jingning’s figure suddenly swayed. Wen Xingchen, who had been a few steps behind, quickly stepped forward and grabbed his arm. “Be careful.”


Lu Jingning’s head was throbbing, and he felt as if a fire was uncontrollably surging from his arm. He turned his head and, coincidentally, met Wen Xingchen’s gaze. After a slight daze, he suddenly smiled and said, “Oh, you really care about me!”


Under this overly bright smile, Wen Xingchen’s heart suddenly skipped a beat. At the same time, a gust of wind blew, carrying the faint scent of Omega pheromones to his nose.


Compared to earlier at the hotel, it seemed even stronger now, as if it was becoming more chaotic, fluctuating between peaks and valleys, and cautiously testing the waters.


Wen Xingchen hadn’t drunk much tonight, but at this moment, he felt an emotion that was trying to break free. He unconsciously tightened his grip on Lu Jingning’s arm, but when he saw Lu Jingning furrow his brows, he immediately realized what he was doing and released his hold.


Without the support of his grip, Lu Jingning, who was feeling quite dizzy, swayed for a moment before regaining his balance. He looked at Wen Xingchen’s reaction and, despite his current state, couldn’t help but grab the collar of his jacket, bending down closer and letting out a breath that brushed tantalizingly close to Wen Xingchen’s face. He smiled ambiguously, “What are you afraid of? I can’t eat you, you know.”

Before, he hadn’t noticed it at the dining table, but after the cold wind blew, he felt as though his internal pheromones had suddenly awakened and started surging. This made his fingertips subconsciously trace lightly on Wen Xingchen’s back.


The influence of alcohol, coupled with the scent of Omega pheromones, required Wen Xingchen to exercise great self-control not to be thrown off balance by the seemingly teasing touch of that hand.


However, even with his restraint, due to their high compatibility, the pheromones lingered faintly in the air, enough to keep both of them on the edge of losing control at any moment.


Separated by their clothing, Wen Xingchen could still feel the softness that belonged to an Omega. Suddenly, he realized that he might have been overly confident in his self-control.


He had always believed that he could maintain his prized composure in any situation. However, at this moment, the thin layer of alcohol in his system was constantly urging the pheromones to ferment, seemingly uncontrollably.


He could even feel that his pheromones were struggling to contain themselves for the first time, spreading recklessly with a strong possessiveness, as if they couldn’t wait to plunder.


In a voice that was approaching hoarseness, Wen Xingchen spoke, “Lu Jingning, at a time like this, it’s better if you don’t get too close to me.”


Lu Jingning, already feeling a bit dizzy from the alcohol, sensed the sudden presence of the Alpha’s aura after hearing those words. It reminded him of the conversation with Jiang Luan.


He sensually took a breath, showing no intention of maintaining distance. Instead, he lazily leaned in closer.


His gaze brushed over those sensual lips, and suddenly, in a provocative manner, he bent down and lightly pecked them. His eyes were misty as if veiled in a layer of mist. “I want to get closer. What can you do to stop me?”


Wen Xingchen’s heart trembled. Under this tender touch, his last defense finally shattered.


With a 99% compatibility, an overwhelming taste that led to obsession, if this person was the one… then so be it!


His voice was filled with suppressed hoarseness. “Do you want me to mark you? Have you thought it through? Will you regret it?”


However, Lu Jingning remained silent, and after a few seconds of contemplation, he suddenly reached out with his other hand and pushed Wen Xingchen away slightly.


Feeling the emptiness in his arms, Wen Xingchen’s eyes dimmed slightly. “Let’s… go back.”


Just as he was about to take a step away, when he lifted his head, he saw that the person in front of him had somehow loosened his collar.


He exposed the glands at the back of his neck between the loose clothing. In an instant, Lu Jingning pounced on him eagerly. “Go back? Where do you want to go back to? Wen Xingchen, I don’t regret it. Hurry up and mark me!”


Not only the torment of drowsiness these past few days but also the already ignited pheromones made Lu Jingning wish for nothing more than to have Wen Xingchen’s scent fully integrated into his body.


It was the most addictive scent he had ever encountered.


Sometimes, the compatibility between AO pairs was truly a wonderful thing. He had never wanted someone so urgently before.


He wished to resolve it right then and there!


However, Wen Xingchen, despite being on the edge of the abyss, still clung to his last shreds of rationality. While the surroundings were empty, they were still by the roadside, and if anyone passed by, they would easily see them entangled together in the dim light.


Looking at the gland that was already at his lips, he gritted his teeth internally. “Lu Jingning! Are you sure you want to do this here?”


Lu Jingning looked at him blankly and replied languidly, “It’s just a temporary marking. Do we need to perform some kind of ceremony?”


Wen Xingchen didn’t respond and, after glancing around, pulled the troublesome guy into the nearby bushes.


Grasping the other’s wrist, he finally felt the Omega’s softness.

Wen Xingchen raised Lu Jingning’s hands high, pressing them against the tree trunk. His gaze brushed over the gland on his neck, revealing a hint of longing. Finally, he no longer restrained himself and lowered his head to gently bite.


Lu Jingning’s body tensed for a moment, and after a brief shiver, their pheromones rapidly merged within his body. With the completion of the temporary mark, everything gradually settled down.


During this process, he felt as if he had had an incredibly comfortable dream. When he woke up, Wen Xingchen was still before him, and the moonlight filtered through the branches remained the same. However, the whole world seemed to have become incredibly fresh, even the strong scent of alcohol in his body had dissipated significantly.


He suddenly felt very comfortable!



As the doctor said, a temporary Alpha mark was more effective than any pheromone suppressants. That evening, most of the students from the Quadruple Faculty who attended the gathering got drunk, and the next day, they arrived at school with sleepy eyes and constant yawning.


In contrast, Lu Jingning, who had left the gathering early last night, looked completely different from the lethargic state he had been in for the past few days. He was spirited and had a glow on his face, leaving others puzzled.


What had happened? He had gone out for drinks, and somehow he had managed to drink his former self back?


Jiang Luan, amazed by the change, observed for a while. Unable to contain his curiosity, he approached Wen Xingchen and asked in a hushed voice, “What happened? Didn’t you send Lu Jingning back yesterday? What’s going on?”


His initial intention was to inquire whether the two of them had finally reconciled. Unexpectedly, instead of remaining silent, Wen Xingchen’s expression, which had been devoid of emotion, instantly turned icy when Jiang Luan asked.


Jiang Luan’s heart skipped a beat, sensing that something was amiss. Before he could withdraw, Wen Xingchen’s voice came out low and deep, uttering a single word, “Get out!”


The next moment, the chair under Jiang Luan received a sudden force, causing him to spin wildly, and when he finally regained his composure, he found himself sprawled across the rightmost row of seats, spanning nearly half the classroom.


Jiang Luan had unintentionally performed an acrobatic act. He was in shock and, upon reflection, realized how terrifyingly strange the events of last night must have been for even someone like Wen Xingchen to resort to vulgar language. What on earth had happened?!


Wen Xingchen, of course, also felt Jiang Luan’s hesitant gaze. However, he could assure you that if this person dared to ask one more question, he would be thrown out of the window at any moment.


But whether he liked it or not, he couldn’t help but recall what had happened last night in the bushes after they completed the temporary mark. He remembered Lu Jingning’s expressions and actions, as well as the carefree departure afterward.



As the faculty advisor, Lin Wei walked into the classroom, and all the students quieted down. She projected a document onto the screen panel and began, “Students, starting tomorrow, it will be the day for various clubs and organizations to recruit new members. I urge everyone to go home today and familiarize yourselves with the available options and consider signing up.”


With her words, everyone’s attention was focused.


Lin Wei continued, “The list I’m sharing now includes the names and classification levels of all the clubs and organizations at the Imperial Navy University. Different levels of clubs have varying difficulty in joining, so please choose wisely. The S-level clubs have strict requirements for admission. If you’re interested, make sure to understand the conditions beforehand. If you have any questions, feel free to consult me.”


Lu Jingning swiftly scanned the list of various on-campus organizations. When he reached the Imperial Navy Patrol Club’s booth, his gaze paused briefly at the S-level classification.


He remembered that newcomers could join unconditionally if they managed to complete a 1v3 challenge during the initiation contest. And why had Wen Xingchen deliberately lost the final match of the initiation contest? There had to be a reason.


No matter how he thought about it, Lu Jingning couldn’t believe that Wen Xingchen was afraid of stepping onto the battlefield. So, if it wasn’t for avoiding combat, then what could it be?


Puzzled, he turned his head to look at Wen Xingchen.


Unexpectedly, when he turned, he locked eyes with a gaze that was hard to read. Those beautiful eyebrows were furrowed, like an inspection and a questioning look combined. Lu Jingning didn’t expect Wen Xingchen to be looking at him, and just as he was about to say something, Wen Xingchen suddenly averted his gaze.




Lu Jingning’s mind was suddenly filled with question marks. He subconsciously touched his face. What was this attitude about? Did he get too excited during breakfast and accidentally smear minced meat on his face?


Bruh, why was this chapter so long…

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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  1. Kelly

    First, thanks for the translation! I am enjoying the story so far. ❤
    I noticed that part of this chapter is missing. The part near the end, a section where they leave the hotel and head back to the school isn’t there.

    • hoenibean

      Oops, I might’ve missed out some parts ‘cus this chapter was sooo long T-T Almost 3x as long as the usual chapters… It should be fixed now, but will check again after I’ve translated the entire series. Thanks for your support ^^ I really do appreciate it when you point these mistakes, as I do aspire to produce good quality translations for you guys 😀

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