Song Jun didn’t know when he fell asleep, or it would be more appropriate to say when he had fainted.

       It was still dark when he woke up. It was Long Xing who pushed him awake. He opened his eyes in confusion and couldn’t remember where he was for a while.

       Long Xing said to him, “Get up quickly. People will come to the park to exercise at dawn. You will be taken as perverts.”

       Song Jun suddenly came to his senses and found that Xia Hongshen was still lying on top of him, having returned to her human appearance.

       “Xia…Senior Brother Xia?” Song Jun still hasn’t recovered from yesterday’s shock.

       Long Xing knelt down beside Xia Hongshen and Song Jun and also reached out to push Xia Hongshen, “Teacher Xia?”

       Xia Hongshen slowly opened his eyes and took a look at him, then yawned tiredly and was about to close his eyes and continue sleeping.

       Song Jun came to his senses at this time and pushed Xia Hongshen hard together with Long Xing, “Don’t sleep! Get up quickly!”

       Xia Hongshen finally opened his eyes and sat up from Song Jun.

       Both he and Song Jun still had bloodstains on them. Somehow, Song Jun recalled the events of last night and felt that Xia Hongshen was somewhat frightening. Just a glance from Xia Hongshen made him quickly turn his head away.

       But Long Xing reached out and touched Xia Hongshen’s leg and asked, “Are you injured?”

       Xia Hongshen rolled up his trousers and saw that there were indeed deep bite marks on his calf. Although it was no longer bleeding, the wound was still visible. His own physical recovery ability was very strong, so he didn’t care and said, “Ignore it.”

       They left the park before dawn, and Long Xing drove Xia Hongshen and Song Jun back to the campus.

       In addition to being a little scared about what happened last night, Song Jun also thought that he knew too many incredible things at once and had complicated emotions. He found it challenging to easily distinguish what was true and what was false. Now, he struggled with how to face these things.

       The next day, Song Jun forced himself to gather his spirits. He attended classes and went to the lab as needed. Just after returning to the dormitory in the afternoon, Song Jun received a call from Bu Hui, asking him to have dinner with Xia Hongshen in the evening. Bu Hui also mentioned for Song Jun to inform Xia Hongshen after returning to the dormitory.

       Song Jun hesitated and asked, “Is Senior Brother Xia in the dormitory?”

       Bu Hui said, “He was there until I went out in the afternoon.”

       After hanging up the phone, Song Jun stood at the door of Xia Hongshen’s room and knocked on the door. After knocking for a while, there was no response. Just when he was about to call Bu Hui back and let Bu Hui call Xia Hongshen, the door opened.

       Xia Hongshen stood at the door, wearing a pair of trousers and an open white shirt, revealing his strong and smooth chest.

       Song Jun suddenly blushed.

       When Xia Hongshen saw Song Jun, he reached out and hugged him and then immediately went back to the room and lay down on his single bed.

       Song Jun was stunned for a moment, then walked in and saw Xia Hongshen lying on the bed holding the quilt, looking very sleepy. This was the first time Song Jun has seen Xia Hongshen like this.

       He hesitated for a while and finally walked to the edge of the bed, sat down, and called out ‘Senior Brother Xia’.

       Xia Hongshen didn’t respond at first, but after a moment, he said ‘hmm’ softly.

       Song Jun came closer and asked, “Are you sick?”

       Xia Hongshen suddenly opened his eyes and looked at him.

       Song Jun was startled, afraid that Xia Hongshen would suddenly jump up and bite him, so he couldn’t help but retreat.

       But Xia Hongshen just glanced at him, then closed his eyes and said, “No.”

       Song Jun’s rapid heartbeat gradually calmed down. Seeing Xia Hongshen completely wrapped in the blanket, with messy hair and an overall dispirited appearance, Song Jun couldn’t help but feel a twinge of heartache.

       It was true that he was a little afraid of Xia Hongshen now, but he also liked Xia Hongshen, and he knew it better than anyone else.

       Son Jun couldn’t help but reach out and touch Xia Hongshen’s hair. He found that it was unexpectedly soft.

       Xia Hongshen seemed to find it comforting. He moved his head slightly and rubbed against Song Jun’s palm.

       Seeing that Xia Hongshen found comfort, Song Jun gently stroked Xia Hongshen’s head, thinking that perhaps most furry animals enjoyed being petted like this.

       After a while, Song Jun heard someone knocking on the door outside. He quickly retracted his hand and blushed. He hurriedly ran to open the door and saw that the people who appeared outside the door turned out to be Long Xing and Feng Junyuan.

       Long Xing didn’t seem surprised to see Song Jun, he turned around and pulled Feng Junyuan in.

       Feng Junyuan looked unhappy.

       Long Xing pulled him to the bedside, squatted down and rolled up Xia Hongshen’s trouser legs to show Feng Junyuan.

       Only then did Song Jun realise that the injury on Xia Hongshen’s leg showed no signs of healing at all.

       Feng Junyuan glanced sideways and said, “What’s the use of calling me here? I’m not a veterinarian.”

       Long Xing said to him, “You should take a look first before talking. I think this wound may not be that simple.”

       Song Jun also quickly came closer to take a look and said worriedly, “What’s going on?”

       When Feng Junyuan saw Long Xing and Song Jun looking at him eagerly, he had no choice but to sit down by the bed, look carefully at the wound on Xia Hongshen’s leg, and even stretch out his hand to pinch it.

       Xia Hongshen woke up, raised hia head to look at them, and said, “What?”

       Feng Junyuan frowned. The person lying down was not an ordinary person, so it was meaningless to judge the progress of ordinary people’s wound healing. However, the wound on Xia Hongshen’s leg seemed to contain something that made people feel uncomfortable, and he couldn’t say what it was.

       Song Jun asked Feng Junyuan, “Do you need iodine?”

       Feng Junyuan rolled his eyes at him, “No need.”

       At this time, Song Jun’s cell phone rang. It was Bu Hui, asking if he had spoken to Xia Hongshen yet.

       Seeing Xia Hongshen’s condition, Song Jun felt that he might not be able to go to dinner, but he still leaned closer and asked softly, “Senior Brother Xia, Senior Brother didn’t invite you to dinner. Do you want to go?”

       Xia Hongshen opened his eyes and said, “I don’t want to go.”

       Song Jun quickly said to Bu Hui, “Senior Brother Bu, Senior Brother Xia seems to be sick and can’t go, and I won’t go either. Let’s try another day.”

       “Is that so?” Bu Hui said, “Then I will bring you some food in the evening.”

       Song Jun responded, “Thank you, Senior Brother Bu.”

       After hanging up the phone, Song Jun turned back to look at Xia Hongshen on the bed and was shocked to find that he was gone. Only a small black cat was left on the bed. Song Jun recognised this cat; it was the one that often came into his room to scavenge for food.

       Song Jun’s eyes widened, and he pointed at the cat on the bed.

       There was a strange silence in the room, and Long Xing said, “Ah, no, he seems to have changed back to its original form.”

       Change back to his original from? Shouldn’t it be the big scary monster from last night? Why a little black cat? And this little black cat was Xia Hongshen’s other form? So the cat that had been eating in his dormitory was actually Xia Hongshen?

       Song Jun felt that he couldn’t accept it for a while, and he said, “I’m going to wash my face…”

       He came to the water room and flushed his face with cold water. Song Jun felt calmer. Xia Hongshen first said he was a deity, and he accepted it. Later, he found out that he was a monster, and he reluctantly accepted it. Now, he was just a little black cat. Why couldn’t he accept it?

       When he went back to the room, Song Jun heard Long Xing telling Feng Junyuan that he was going to see Yun Po.

       Seeing Song Jun come back, Long Xing said, “Just in time, you can take care of Teacher Xia for the next few days. I will go find Master Yun Po and ask him to find out what happened to Teacher Xia’s injury.”

       Song Jun actually didn’t want Long Xing to leave. Perhaps because Long Xing was a policeman, Song Jun always felt that Long Xing was very reliable. He said, “I remember Senior Brother Xia has Master Yun Po’s phone number.”

       Long Xing said, “I can’t get through it. I’ll go to the temple to look for it first, hoping to find Master Yun Po.”

       Then, Long Xing looked in the direction of Feng Junyuan.

       Feng Junyuan seemed a little helpless and said, “I’ll go with you to find Yun Po.”

       Long Xing smiled.

       Xia Hongshen was handed over to Song Jun. Before leaving, Long Xing told Song Jun that if anything happened, he could contact him or ask Xi Anling for help.

       Song Jun nodded, turned back to look at the little black cat, and reached out to scratch his hair.

       The little black cat was still sleeping, looking very sweet.

       Later, Bu Hui brought them dinner. Song Jun simply told Bu Hui that Xia Hongshen was seriously ill and his family came to take him back.

       “Family members?” Bu Hui was a little surprised, “From so far away?”

       Song Jun didn’t know where Xia Hongshen told Bu Hui that his home was, so he could only smile and perfunctorily pass by.

       After receiving the dinner brought back by Bu Hui, Song Jun sat in Xia Hongshen’s room to eat. From time to time, he looked back at Xia Hongshen and always felt that it was very strange to associate this kitten with Senior Brother Xia.

       Before dinner was finished, Xi Anling came over. She even brought two boxes of milk, saying they were for Xia Hongshen.

       Xi Anling seemed neither surprised nor nervous about Xia Hongshen’s state but rather happy.

       Song Jun returned to his room and found the small bowl used by the little black cat. Xi Anling poured the milk into it and insisted on feeding it to Xia Hongshen.

       The little black cat was sleeping, but after it woke it up, she held it in her arms and put the small bowl in front of it. The little black cat stuck out its tongue and licked it twice, then refused to drink. It struggled to leave Xi Anling’s arms and crawled towards Song Jun.

       Xi Anling reached out to grab its tail, but the little black cat turned its head and tried to bite her, so Xi Anling quickly let go.

       The little black cat crawled into Song Jun’s arms, put its head on his arm and fell asleep again.

       Xi Anling was a little shocked and told Song Jun that she would come and visit when she had time, and then left.

       Song Jun gently rubbed the top of the little black cat’s head, stretched out his hand to pinch its hind legs and looked over. When he saw that the wound was still visible, he couldn’t help but feel heartache. He hugged it and kissed the top of its head.

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