The concentration of pheromones emitted by Xingchen was already high, but with this uncontrollable outbreak, a sudden gust of wind stirred up in the room, causing the surrounding decorations to be thrown into disarray. Even the glass on the table appeared to have cracks and fell to the ground, shattering into pieces.
If there were other Alphas present at this moment, they would likely be knocked down by the force he exerted.
Lu Jingning still had Xingchen’s temporary mark on him, and his adaptability was relatively good. However, he hadn’t expected the loss of control to happen so suddenly. Instinctively, he grasped Xingchen’s hand, attentively observing his condition. “How do you feel now? Do you need my pheromones, like this?”
As he spoke, he cautiously released a small amount of his own pheromones as a trial.
The Omega’s pheromones carried a faint scent of green plums, like a gentle hand, soothing the turmoil within Xingchen’s body.
He could feel that his own pheromones were becoming increasingly uncontrollable, but they managed to restore a bit of reason to Xingchen. Frowning, Xingchen suddenly grabbed Lu Jingning and pulled him into his embrace.
Caught off guard, Lu Jingning found himself colliding with a broad chest.
The impact was so strong that he was enveloped in the scent of mint and couldn’t help but be dazed. Then, a low, hoarse voice brushed against his skin, “Not enough.”
The Alpha’s pheromones carried a strong possessiveness, firmly locking Lu Jingning in place, like a declaration of ownership.
This was the first time Lu Jingning had seen Xingchen like this, completely different from his usual indifference. Even the breath that brushed against his ear was imbued with an unprecedented heat.
For a few seconds, his mind inexplicably went blank before regaining its composure. Carefully, he released his pheromones in small amounts, asking, “Is it better like this? Do you feel more comfortable?”
Xingchen buried his head in Lu Jingning’s neck, seemingly too weak to speak. He only made a low, “Mmm.”
Lu Jingning’s tense heart finally eased a bit.
It seemed that his pheromones indeed helped alleviate Xingchen’s discomfort to some extent.
Feeling a bit parched in the throat, Lu Jingning glanced at the fragments of glass on the ground, then shifted his gaze to the scattered strands of hair on the side. He swallowed a mouthful of saliva and continued to release his pheromones steadily. After hesitating for a moment, he reached out and gently patted Xingchen’s back as he pulled him closer.
Lu Jingning had never been the nurturing type, and it was his first time encountering this kind of situation with an Alpha. He wasn’t sure if what he was doing was right.
Xingchen’s body stiffened imperceptibly under his touch, as if fighting an invisible battle. He lowered his head, but Lu Jingning’s comforting touch also seemed to draw him in deeper.
Because they were so tightly held together, Lu Jingning could feel the faint trembling emanating from Xingchen’s body. Suppression, restraint—it felt like if they let go even a little, things might get out of control.
Lu Jingning couldn’t help but recall something Qiangcang had mentioned before, that Alphas during their estrus periods were like time bombs. Even they themselves couldn’t accurately predict when they would explode.
He had said, “During my estrus period, I feel like I could blow up the entire planet at any moment.”
It showed how severe these explosive tendencies could be.
And now, even with the comfort of his pheromones, Xingchen’s body was still filled with impatience and unease.
Lu Jingning had never known that an Alpha’s estrus period could be so difficult to endure. It seemed to be even more challenging to control than their rutting period. At least Omegas had specialized suppressants to manage their urges, while Alphas had to rely solely on their willpower.
The scent of mint and green plums had already filled every corner of the room, just like the ambiguous and lingering atmosphere between the two at this moment.
Wen Xingchen held Lu Jingning even tighter, as if he wanted to merge him completely into his body. Fortunately, the one he was currently holding was Lu Jingning. If it were any other Omega, their bones might have been crushed entirely.
Lu Jingning gritted his teeth and didn’t say a word, but he heard a faint murmur from Xingchen. Finally realizing where the sound was coming from, he was about to get up to take a look when Xingchen’s voice sounded, low and terrifying, “Don’t move.”
Unable to see Xingchen’s expression, Lu Jingning couldn’t help but feel a little agitated. He scratched his own hairline, feeling a bit anxious. “This can’t go on! If my pheromones aren’t enough, how about you bite me?”
Even with the soothing effect of the Omega’s pheromones, Xingchen could still feel the restlessness surging inside him, leaving his mind in an overly tense state. It seemed that the smallest trigger could make him lose control and vent his violent emotions.
At this moment, the person he was tightly holding onto was like a lifeline, allowing him to hold on to the last bit of composure.
And it was at this moment that this lifeline suggested that he bite him.
Xingchen’s head slowly lifted, and his deep eyes were terrifyingly dark. It was as if he was a wild beast eyeing its prey. Even Lu Jingning, who was never afraid of anything, felt his heart skip a beat.
He could feel Xingchen’s hand gently brushing over his gland in his neck, causing his back to tense up involuntarily. His throat made a gulping sound, and he subconsciously replied, “If biting isn’t enough, then…”
Wen Xingchen didn’t wait for further words; suddenly, he tightly embraced Lu Jingning’s waist and lifted him up effortlessly. Caught off guard, Lu Jingning landed heavily on the bed without any response, as a deep and lingering kiss had already descended upon him, carrying a strong scent of mint, almost stealing away his breath.
Lu Jingning was slightly dazed by this intimate gesture, feeling suffocated by the intensity of it. After what seemed like an eternity, Wen Xingchen finally released his lips but continued to place soft kisses down his neck, eventually reaching the sensitive glands that had already begun to tingle with a burning sensation.
Every previous marking by Wen Xingchen had taken place amidst chaos, but this time, Lu Jingning clearly felt an electric current surging from his glands, spreading throughout his body, causing him to subconsciously groan.
Wen Xingchen’s breath also grew heavy, and noticing Lu Jingning’s slight tremor, he said with deep and profound eyes, “Bear with it; it might be a bit painful.”
Lu Jingning hadn’t expected Wen Xingchen to proceed with marking just like that and retorted with some annoyance, “Joke’s on you! I, Luo Ge, am not one to be afraid… Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Can’t you be gentler?!”
Damn, he hadn’t realized it could be this intense before!
Wen Xingchen’s craving for pheromones had long been pushed to its limits, and at this point, biting into the glands nearly overwhelmed him with a strong urge to possess and plunder. However, considering Lu Jingning’s feelings, he managed to restrain his instincts, suppressing the violent aggression to the minimum.
Even so, Lu Jingning could still sense the overpowering possessive pheromones of an Alpha almost suffocating him entirely. Normally, he would have fought back with his own pheromones, but as his gaze swept over the beads of sweat on Wen Xingchen’s face, his eyes flickered, and he eventually relaxed his whole body.
Clutching the bedsheets tightly, he silently indulged in the other’s excessively domineering presence.
After what felt like a long time, the strong scent of mint in the air gradually began to dissipate. Lu Jingning felt Wen Xingchen’s lips finally leaving his glands, but the excessive intake left him feeling somewhat exhausted. His eyelids drooped slightly, and he realized that the fingers tightly clasping the sheets were starting to ache.
Wen Xingchen, too, seemed tired, holding him motionlessly with heavy and lingering breaths. Lu Jingning could clearly sense him gradually calming down, and he didn’t push Wen Xingchen away, just lying there, responding, “Feeling better now?”
Wen Xingchen replied with fatigue and hoarseness, “Mhm.”
Lu Jingning fell silent for a moment before asking, “Are you going back now?”
Wen Xingchen’s voice sounded weary and husky as he replied, “Can I sleep here?”
That was quite a presumptuous request.
Lu Jingning’s lips twitched, and he was about to refuse when he heard Wen Xingchen say again, “I want to be closer to you.”
Seeing Wen Xingchen in such a different state from his usual cold and aloof self, Lu Jingning couldn’t help but find it somewhat cute.
He was really clingy.
Unable to harden his heart, Lu Jingning replied, “Then go to sleep early; we have a competition tomorrow.”
“Alright,” Wen Xingchen responded dully, finally moving away from him.
With some relief, Lu Jingning sighed and was about to get up when his wrist was grabbed again.
Wen Xingchen asked, “Where are you going?”
The sight of Wen Xingchen’s gaze carried a hint of obstinate attachment, and Lu Jingning, looking at this usually aloof person acting so differently, couldn’t help but find him somewhat adorable.
He shook his head and playfully asked, “Going to take a shower, care to join?”
Wen Xingchen met his eyes for a moment, didn’t answer, and simply turned away, burying himself under the covers.
Lu Jingning finally couldn’t help but chuckle. The exhaustion from earlier seemed to have vanished, and in a content mood, he walked into the bathroom.
By the time he came out after his shower, the person on the bed was already asleep.
It was evident that the estrus period could really exhaust any Alpha, even someone as strong as Wen Xingchen.
Even in his sleep, his beautiful eyebrows remained tightly furrowed, as if he were locked in an unsolvable puzzle.
Lu Jingning lay on the other side of the bed, staring at the ceiling in a daze for a long time, but he couldn’t fall asleep. Finally, he turned over, unable to resist, and slowly moved closer, wrapping his arms around the person.
Being surrounded by Omega’s pheromones at such close proximity, Wen Xingchen relaxed his furrowed eyebrows.
In the end, only the sound of steady breathing remained.
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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