Chapter 11 – Touched the Dragon’s Horns
It was only after Su Liang came home that she learned about her two children dropping out. Jian Luo thought she would cry or make trouble, and even thought about how he would stop her if Su Liang wanted to apologize to the teacher.
But Su Liang just pulled back the stray strands of hair on her temples: “Mom is going to cook.”
His younger brother said uneasily: “Mom…”
“You have grown up and have your own ideas.” Su Liang touched his face: “Mom can’t control you.”
Jian Luo felt a little distressed. He walked over and poured a glass of water for his mother: “Mom, I will transfer school for Ah Sheng, don’t worry about it.”
Su Liang sat on the sofa: “Luoluo, do you know how difficult it is to transfer?”
Jian Luo said, “I will find a job.”
“But you’re just a child too!” Su Liang suddenly raised her voice. She didn’t cry just now, but now the tears came streaming down: “You turned 20 last month and mother personally saw your coming-of-age. It’s all my fault that the family has no money. Mother is not capable, so she doesn’t have the right to ask you to take on all this yourself.”
Jian Luo patted her on the shoulder: “I’ve grown up, mother. Who said you are not capable? You have raised me and my brother for the past 20 years and you are the greatest mother. It’s not that we, Ah Sheng and I, are not going to school anymore, it’s a matter of transferring schools. I’ll take care of it.”
He spoke loudly and gave off an indescribable sense of trust.
Su Liang raised her head and looked at his face. What she saw was the firmness and maturity on her child’s face. Inexplicably, her heart felt touched.
Yes, although life is hard, it won’t be more difficult if she were to cry. Everything will be fine, right?
The next day
It was rare for Jian Luo to get up early and today was the day he was going to Sky City.
It is necessary to take a hover car from Peace Paradise to the other side. There is only one hoverbus available for each day in Peace Paradise, and it arrived early in the morning, so he has to go there early.
Su Liang said, “Mom will send you there.”
Jian Luo: “No, I’ll be back soon after I go.”
“What nonsense are you saying?” Su Liang came over to arrange his clothes and she said, “Don’t try to lie to your mother. You’re actually going for an interview, right?”
However, Su Liang’s words gave Jian Luo an idea. It would be great if he could find a job there. This body was really too weak and asking him to farm would be a disservice. Maybe he could find a job there. How about working in a restaurant?
That’s a good idea.
Jian Luo smiled and said, “I will work hard!”
Su Liang touched his head and took him all the way to the station. The two hugged before leaving. The woman looked down and saw a red mole on Jian Luo’s shoulder.
Seeing that she didn’t speak, Jian Luo asked, “Mom, what’s the matter?”
Su Liang smiled and said, “Mom was looking at your mole. It still hasn’t faded.”
“It’s been there since I was a child and I can’t seem to get rid of it.” Jian Luo didn’t care. When the car arrived, he got up and waved: “Mom, go home. I’ll come back at night after buying meat!”
Su Liang nodded lightly and watched him leave, the smile on her face gradually faded.
never had that mole.
The Castle in the Sky.
This was the most developed magic capital of Dark Star, and it was where the highest technology was gathered. There are hover cars driving in the air and all of the houses are built in the clouds. The driving route of the vehicles here is very interesting. Although it appeared as though there were no tracks, whenever a vehicle passes by, a silver rail will appear under it for the purpose of steering. After the vehicle passes by, the silver rail will automatically disappear again after the heavy pressure is gone, and the sky will return to its blank slate again.
An electronic sound came from a floating panel in the air not far away:
“The weather is fine today and wind speeds level is 3. The financial clouds are headed towards the southeast, while for marriage, it is towards the upper north. The dopamine-reading station detects a mood level of 66%.”
Just as Jian Luo was listening, a discussion came from behind:
“This Saturday, the high priest did the divination!”
“The high priest said that there will be wealth from the southeast, so it must be true.”
“Marriage from the north side? Oh my god, don’t be ridiculous. Isn’t the north side a military base?”
Listening to their chat as he was looking out the window, Jian Luo heard a broadcast from the car:
“We are about to enter military jurisdiction with the next stop. Passengers who want to get off, please bring along your personal belongings. Passengers who wish to stay in the car should be careful of their words and deeds. Thank you.”
The hover car stopped quickly, and Jian Luo got out of the car.
The military base was docked on a lonely floating island. Its entirety was golden in colour and very shiny. So much that it really blinded the eyes of others, like a mountain of gold.
What an eccentric designer.
Jian Luo walked to the gate of the military defense and there were two soldiers standing in front of the gate. The dark star man was tall and mighty: “Do you have a pass?”
Jian Luo hurriedly showed him the QR code that Secretary Jin gave him.
The soldier nodded: “Please wait a moment.”
After a while, Secretary Jin came out. The woman was beautiful, and the youthful skin on her face was something to be envied for.
Jian Luo smiled: “You are more beautiful than I thought.”
Secretary Jin was inexplicably happy: “Really? You are not what I imagined too. For the chef to be so young.”
Jian Luo said, “I look a little young, but I’m actually an adult.”
“You’re still too young.” Secretary Jin smiled: “The youngest soldier here is 60 years old.”
Jian Luo was taken aback: “Really?”
Secretary Jin thought he didn’t understand, so she explained: “That’s not too old, our marshal here is over 700 years old.”
In Jian Luo’s mind, the image of a white-haired old man walking on crutches had already been drawn. It was unexpected to him that the famous Lu Shifeng was so old. He then chatted with Secretary Jin and they both entered a conference room while talking. There, Secretary Jin and Jian Luo talked about cooperation and soon reached an agreement.
Before leaving, Jian Luo had an idea: “I’m sorry, may I take the liberty to ask something?”
Secretary Jin held the contract and said generously, “Sure.”
“Actually, I just left school.” Jian Luo said, “I want to find a job, so I want to know t if there is any hotel restaurant that’s hiring.”
It was, in fact, quite presumptuous to ask this.
Jian Luo thought for a while and added: “Of course, I’m only asking. If it’s troublesome, you don’t have to worry about it.”
Secretary Jin understood, she said, “Do you have any requirements for work?”
Jian Luo shook his head: “Only that it has to be convenient for me to go home. Other than that, there are no other requirements.”
Secretary Jin felt that the child was quite sincere. After remembering the dopamine problem explained to her by the marshal, she simply replied, “Would you like to come to work in our military?”
Jian Luo was taken aback: “What?”
Secretary Jin walked him out. While the military base looked golden on the outside, the interior decoration style was more subtle but still luxurious. She gave a tour as she walked: “Our cafeteria has always been short of a chef who is good at preparing vegetables. If you want, you can work here.”
In the beginning, Jian Luo’s original intention was just to find a place to transfer to. After his younger brother went to school, he could resign or something, but if he came to the military, that would be difficult to do. He was not that stupid.
Thinking of this, he said, “Thank you for looking out for me, but…”
Secretary Jin hurriedly said: “Don’t worry, you don’t need to cook meals for the whole army. You can just continue to cook customized meals, just one or two meals a day. Oh, I know you live broadcast too so your equipment for live broadcasting is at home and it is inconvenient to prepare the ingredients. As such, you can use our military’s equipment, all for free.”
Jian Luo: “This…”
Secretary Jin smiled: “A month’s salary is 100,000. Weekends are off and there is a car that’ll pick you up and drop you off.”
Jian Luo: “It’s my honor to work here.”
Was this the so-called feeling of the further you are away from home, the more money you’ll be able to earn?
Secretary Jin was overjoyed: “Then, I will show you the kitchen and the other places in our base. Let’s get you acquainted with the working environment!”
Jian Luo nodded: “Okay!”
Secretary Jin was indeed very happy. The marshal has not eaten these days, and her workload became surprisingly large, so Jianluo was her saving grace. The next time the marshal gets angry, she will let the mascot cook and send his cooking over. That’ll easily solve everything.
Nevermind 100,000 credits. To make that Demon Lord happy, even 1 million credits is a trivial matter!
The machine door opened.
The two people who came out of it entered the back garden of Nuoda, where the flowers and plants were lush and there were many flying dragons in the air. A dragon spread their wings, showing off their large figure. The scene in front of them was enough to make a person’s heart jump quickly.
Jian Luo was surprised: “Dragons?”
Secretary Jin nodded: “These are battle dragons. They can be used for fighting, but if they have nothing to do on the weekdays, the group of dragons will rest and play here.”
Jian Luo had a dazzled expression on his face: “This is so cool!”
Seeing that he liked it so much, Secretary Jin simply asked, “Do you want to ride one? You can give it a try.”
A Royal Dragon!
Just thinking about it was cool!
Jian Luo’s eyes were full of excitement. By nature, he liked to play, but he was still a little afraid: “Is it possible that it will be dangerous?”
Secretary Jin said: “Our war dragons were all trained in an orderly manner. Although the dragons are a very proud race, the war dragons here are very docile and will not attack people. Don’t worry!”
Of course, they are docile. With the Dragon King here, which dragon would dare to make trouble.
Jian Luo smiled: “Okay then. I want to try.”
So Secretary Jin picked a little dragon and came over. The little dragon was golden-yellow. When under the sun, its scales would shine and glow with dazzling light. Its eyes were ruby red and it was shaking its head gently.
Jian Luo carefully touched its scales: “It’s so beautiful!”
As if it could understand him, the small dragon raised his head proudly, probably showing him that he could try him out.
Just like this, Jian Luo gained a short-term friendship with a dragon. He carefully mounted the dragon. At first, he wanted to turn his head and ask Ai Jin if she had any seat belts, but the golden dragon suddenly flapped his wings and took off, and Jian Luo, who was sitting lazily, was suddenly caught off-guard. Subconsciously, he tried to find something to grab and held onto the golden dragon’s horns indiscriminately: “Slow down…”
The golden dragon turned his head, a little sullen. This person dared to touch the horn of a noble dragon, huh?
Jian Luo just got used to the wind speed, raised his head. As a result, the golden dragon suddenly flipped 360 degrees in the air angrily. Jian Luo, who was caught off guard, didn’t hold onto it firmly. When his hand lost its grip, the world around him seemed to spin and his entire body also tumbled. Without anything to hold onto, he tumbled into the air and fell down.
The surrounding scenery changed rapidly, he went into a freefall in the air. Jian Luo was completely dumbfounded and cried out, “Help!”
T/N: Happy first Monday of the month!! How would you like for me to update every day for this week? Haha, I’m not sure if I’m up for it, and you might see a decline in the translation quality, but I hope that’s not the case. This novel is pretty hard to translate… the idioms and pop-culture references are making my 3 brain cells actually think for once. Would greatly appreciate it if you checked out my original work This Sly Dragon’s Getting a Little Too Close For Comfort if you like dragons 🙂 Do leave some comments too!
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