Chapter 46 – Reward
Jiang Jiang was puzzled.
Jian Luo hurriedly said: “Okay, okay, I’ll hang up now. I still have something to do here. If there’s anything, you can send me a message or call me later.”
Jiang Jiang had a question mark on his face.
After hanging up the call, Jian Luo looked at Lu Shifeng and subconsciously showed a pleasing smile: “Why are you here?”
Lu Shifeng stood at the door of the shed: “The time for you to get off work has passed. I thought you had forgotten the way out.”
Jian Luo felt inexplicably guilty: “I had something to do, so I didn’t go out.”
“I see.” Lu Shifeng raised his eyebrows: “Mr. Jian is busy with his business.”
Jian Luo closed his bracelet and changed his clothes before walking to Lu Shifeng: “Let’s go.”
Lu Shifeng said, “Let’s go eat first.”
Jian Luo almost forgot to eat. Once he had something on his mind, it was easy to start thinking wildly and forget about his hunger.
“What do you want to eat?” Jian Luo recently wanted to eat a heavier meal: “Where are we going to eat?”
Lu Shifeng glanced at him: “You pick.”
The best place one can choose in the entire dark star was Moonlight, but the Moonlight’s food felt like food that was simply eaten out from his own kitchen, so it was really nothing new.
Jian Luo thought for a while: “I can eat whatever I want? I won’t need to stick to the restrictions?”
Lu Shifeng replied: “As long as you don’t eat more than 10 ice creams in one go, I don’t think it will be a big deal.”
Will you ever let that one go?
Jian Luo didn’t want to embarrass himself. He wanted to stay happy: “Can you cook?”
In fact, he was just asking casually.
But what he didn’t expect was for the Marshal to nod: “Yes.”
“Really?” Jian Luo, who actually had no appetite, was refreshed: “Then what can you make?”
Lu Shifeng took him into the car, where his assistant was waiting. Seeing two people inside the car, he asked obediently, “Sir, where are we going?”
Lu Shifeng said to Jian Luo, “You want to eat the food I make?”
Jian Luo fastened his seat belt and said, “I’m just curious. I don’t really want to eat outside, so I might as well make it myself.”
When he asked this question, he actually didn’t expect the Lord Marshal to agree.
Lu Shifeng sat lazily on the chair and said slowly, “Okay, I’ll make it for you tonight.”
Jian Luo was shocked.
The assistant in front was also shocked. He didn’t think that the Marshal could cook. Did he really have the skills? Maybe… yes?
But who could have such a great fortune to be able to eat food made by the marshal himself!
Luoluo’s life was too good, he could brag about this for a hundred years.
Jian Luo was also surprised. He has some suspicions in his eyes: “Then what should we eat for dinner? I won’t be picky, as long as it’s not fishy or raw.”
Lu Shifeng was sitting beside him, looking at the parenting encyclopedia. His handsome profile was sharp as he opened his lips and his voice was teasing and magnetic: “It’s a secret.”
Jian Luo slept all the way to their destination.
They didn’t go back to the palace today, but to the military. He knew this place very well and they got off at the Hanging Garden where there were little dragons frolicking in the Dragon Valley.
Jian Luo got out of the car and stretched: “Aren’t we going to the palace?”
“En, the house here is complete.” Lu Shifeng asked him to stand properly: “We will live here in the future.”
The little assistant behind said, “We are also very safe here. It is very close to the mother tree, so you and the cubs can relax.”
Jian Luo suddenly looked forward to seeing what the mother tree would look like.
Many dragons in the Sky Garden noticed this and they all looked over frequently, but they were afraid of Lu Shifeng so they did not dare to approach. Only some brave little dragons dared to come closer, but even so, the little dragons did not dare to be presumptuous, only watching from a short distance.
Jian Luo saw the little golden dragon before. The little golden dragon was standing not far away, its body a golden yellow. Compared with before, it seemed to have grown a little bit, so its golden scales were obviously thicker and heavier now. Before, Jian Luo could pat its head, but it was almost impossible to reach its head now.
It was still pretty cute anyway.
Jian Luo said to Lu Shifeng, “They seem to be quite afraid of you.”
Lu Shifeng said indifferently, “Really?”
“En.” Jian Luo didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. He gave an example: “When I came here before, they all liked to come over to me, but now they are a few meters away.”
Lu Shifeng raised his eyebrows and said meaningfully, “Do you like them very much?”
This was a very sensitive topic. Although in Jian Luo’s eyes these are just little dragons, similar to children, but in fact, some of these little dragons are already one or two hundred years old. Compared with Jian Luo, some dragons could even be as old as his grandfather.
None of them could transform now, but once they could, they will be considered fully-fledged adults. The dragon family are born as extremely possessive creatures, so even among the same clan, they will feel mutual jealousy.
Jian Luo said simply, “I like them!”
After he finished speaking, the temperature in the air instantly dropped by one degree.
The party involved, Jian Luo, didn’t notice this and still stepped down on this landmine: “I like that little golden dragon the most. Although it almost threw me down last time, its color is so beautiful!”
It was golden, like a mascot.
It would be nice if one of my dragon cubs were a gold one.
Lu Shifeng sneered and glanced at the small golden dragon: “Gold is beautiful?”
Not far away, the innocent little golden dragon suddenly felt his entire dragon body going cold. It looked over innocently and met the eyes of the dragon king. Like a sheet of fragile, thin ice, it stayed in place, frozen in fright.
Jian Luo saw that small dragon suddenly slumped over and glanced at Lu Shifeng curiously, only to find that the Marshal was wrapped in a layer of icy hostility. He also seemed a little unhappy.
Are you angry because of its color?
Unexpectedly, the Marshal could get angry because of this.
Jian Luo pursed his lips and smiled: “Actually, I also like black.”
Lu Shifeng turned to look at him with a half-smile, “Don’t force it.”
“Really.” In order to prove his honesty, Jian Luo thought for a while and his smile deepened: “Although gold is good, the one who really saved my dog life was the black life-saving dragon, so I still prefer black.”
Lu Shifeng raised his eyebrows noncommittally. Although he didn’t say anything, he was obviously in a better mood.
The little assistant at the back was stunned. It turns out that the Marshal was so easy to deceive? This is obviously a random explanation!
Even he could see through it!
Jian Luo was so good at coaxing!
Jian Luo quickly changed the subject: “Shall we go and see the new house?”
“No hurry.” Lu Shifeng said to him, “I’ll take you to dinner first, the house won’t run away.”
OK, we’ll follow your suggestion.
Jian Luo thought that Lu Shifeng would take him to the kitchen, but who knew that Lu Shifeng took him inside. In fact, they didn’t go inside the military base like last time, but instead just walked around the outer edge. Following the Marshal, they walked into the Hanging Garden.
There was a large floating disk. After getting on it, the disk will fly up and send its passengers directly to a floating island.
Jian Luo glanced down as he moved further and further away from the ground. He leaned against Lu Shifeng in fear.
Lu Shifeng: “Are you afraid of heights?”
“…Huh?” Jian Luo’s heart was very empty: “Just a little bit. It’s not that I’m afraid of heights, I’m afraid of falling. I don’t have wings, so I will fall to my death.”
He spoke with sincerity.
Lu Shifeng had to re-examine the young man standing in front of him wearing thin clothes. He was more than a head shorter than himself, and it was as if the other would fly away if there was a slightly strong wind.
Humans are really fragile.
He heard that their lifespans were less than a hundred years.
Lu Shifeng had heard before that in the past few years, humans and dark stars could not intermarry. There was no other reason than because there was an insurmountable difference in their lifespans. While he would remain young and strong, his partner would get older.
Later, the scientific research institute at Phoenix Stage invented a clone model suitable for human beings, but they were only able to achieve an 80% replication of genes. In the end, there is a fundamental difference between a clone and the real person.
Jian Luo looked at him with round eyes: “Why are you looking at me?”
Lu Shifeng retracted his gaze, as he stretched out his hand to hold Jian Luo’s cold ones: “If you are afraid of falling, grab onto me.”
Jian Luo was suddenly held, and was stunned for a moment.
The marshal was tall and handsome, and his palms were also very broad. The warmth gradually warmed his originally cold hands, giving one a full sense of security.
The wind blowing on the disc was a bit strong, but after he leaned against Lu Shifeng, he felt that the wind was much smaller all of a sudden. When he felt scared, he just grabbed onto him.
The disc stopped at the top.
Lu Shifeng led Jian Luo towards the inside. Jian Luo originally thought that the entrance to Dragon Valley would be in front of a mountain or something, but he never expected that after passing through a transparent tunnel, the Marshal would stop to look at him: ” Don’t move here.”
Jian Luo nodded obediently: “Okay.”
In the next second, a scene that made him stunned happened. Scales gradually appeared on Lu Shifeng’s skin. It was a momentary event. A huge black dragon gradually showed its form, starting from the head. The scales glowed with an icy light in the sun, and its huge body was daunting. As he was being watched by those blood-red eyes, he couldn’t help but think of running away.
After waiting for some time.
The black dragon said: “Come up”
Jian Luo: “Oh… ah?!”
Lu Shifeng stared at him quietly, as if asking, you don’t expect me to help you with this kind of thing too, do you?
Jian Luo was speechless and gulped. It would not be good to say that he was finding it difficult to climb up, so he could only smash his teeth together and swallow the words into his stomach. He used his hands and feet to start climbing the dragon. The black scales felt cool and slippery under his hands. It inexplicably reminded Jian Luo of some untimely memories.
When the dragon is in heat, scales also tend to pop up on his body, darn!
Jian Luo trembled while crawling: “If I fall, you have to catch me. I still have your cubs in my stomach.”
Lu Shifeng: “I never tossed you down, even when there were no cubs.”
Jian Luo suddenly remembered that Lu Shifeng was his savior when he went to the Hanging Garden for the first time, and he smiled: “Yes, yes, thank you so much.”
After climbing for a long time, he finally managed to climb up.
Moreover, he climbed onto the dragon’s back very carefully and found the most comfortable position to sit in.
Lu Shifeng’s wings shook, and the whole dragon flew into the air. Jian Luo sat on his back, but strangely he didn’t feel the wind blowing.
Jian Luo had thought about where the entrance to Dragon Valley was for a long time, but he never thought that it was actually in the sky. When the dragon entered the air, they seemed to be in another place in an instant. Dragon Valley was a place with a small bridge and flowing rivers all over its mountains and fields. Near a holy dragon fruit tree, there were many dragons roosting lazily.
In the end, Lu Shifeng stopped at the foot of the highest mountain.
Jian Luo slowly climbed down and gasped lightly: “It seems that there are little dragons outside. The dragons in the Dragon Valley are all adult dragons.”
Lu Shifeng transformed back into his body and said in a low voice, “The small dragons like to play around.”
They were probably just like children who liked to leave home to play outside. Turns out the sky garden was just like an amusement park for children.
The real home base was here!
Jian Luo raised his head and looked at the majestic mountains in the Dragon Valley. There were even auspicious clouds covering the top of the mountain. The sky was golden and it was like a fairyland on earth.
Lu Shifeng put his feet together and started walking up the mountain: “We have not arrived at your first destination yet.”
Jian Luo quickly followed.
Climbing the mountain was hard work, but he wondered why they couldn’t just fly up: “Marshal, I have a question.”
Lu Shifeng turned around: “Why don’t I fly up?”
Jian Luo nodded pitifully.
“To go to see the mother tree, all dragons who can transform into our bipedal forms are not allowed to fly.” Lu Shifeng said: “It is a rule.”
Jian Luo was already tired of walking. Although he didn’t even finish walking halfway there and might have only climbed for about 10 minutes, he was already really tired from walking.
Lu Shifeng stopped: “Can’t crawl any further?”
Jian Luo nodded and gasped lightly: “Why don’t we take a break?”
“No.” Lu Shifeng’s breathing was not heavy. He walked over and squatted down: “I’ll carry you.”
Jian Luo couldn’t believe it.
The man in front of him squatted in front of him. It seemed that the long walking distance was instantly alleviated. Lu Shifeng stepped under the altar and suddenly became more approachable.
Jian Luo hesitated: “Is there a problem?”
Lu Shifeng nodded: “For this trail, if there’s not just you but a few more next time, it’ll be no problem as well.”
Then it is all good.
Jian Luo leaned on his back and put his arms around his neck, very well-behaved he asked: “Am I heavy?”
Lu Shifeng: “Heavy.”
“…I’m really sorry about that.”
The corner of Lu Shifeng’s mouth twitched into a smile: “I’m just teasing you.”
Jian Luo rolled his eyes, wishing he could just take a bite of Lord Marshal’s neck, but after thinking about the scales, he was really afraid of breaking his teeth, so he just forgot it.
The mountain road was long, but Lu Shifeng’s footsteps were steady.
Jian Luo was slowly beginning to feel sleepy, but even half-asleep, he still chatted with Lu Shifeng: “Are we taking the cubs to see their grandparents?”
Lu Shifeng said in a deep voice, “That could be considered it.”
“Will the mother tree despise me?” Jian Luo was very sleepy and asked casually, “Because I am not a dragon.”
Lu Shifeng’s eyes sank slightly: “No, it likes you very much and has opened many fruit trees for you.”
Jian Luo buried his head on his shoulder and he could smell the nice scent of Lu Shifeng’s body. He muttered, “That’s because she likes the cubs.”
Lu Shifeng didn’t speak.
“You too.” Jian Luo lowered his head, his voice was so soft that it was almost inaudible: “I know that you are also kind to me because of the cubs, and you will never be so kind to me ever again in the future.”
The mountains were very quiet, but from time to time there would be one or two indistinct dragon roars in the distance. The sun at dusk fell and sprinkled its light on the two while also casting a layer of gentle light on the entire canyon.
Half an hour later.
Lu Shifeng said, “You don’t want me to take responsibility?”
There was no response from behind. Lu Shifeng heard a slight snoring sound after a while. Very good, the carefree human fell asleep.
Lord Marshal paused and decided not to pursue any further.
When they finally reached the mother tree, Jian Luo felt that he had slept deeply. Lu Shifeng only put him down after he woke up. When he looked up, he saw a towering tree standing on the top of the sky, covered with leaves. The sky was covered with dazzling sun rays and the greenery was lush. Among them were interlaced vine branches, with clouds and mists spread among the leaves and vines. It was a tall and majestic tree.
Jian Luo’s eyes widened: “So this is the mother tree.”
Lu Shifeng nodded and he pointed to the root of the tree: “Go and touch it. It’ll just be like saying hello to the divine tree.”
Jian Luo: “Okay.”
When he first arrived at this kind of place, it was like waking up from a dream to shoot a movie. He walked in small steps and the closer he got to the tree, the more respect he felt in his heart. It was like a child who was about to meet his parents.
After getting closer, Jian Luo could even see the texture of the tree root. He stretched out his hand and carefully touched it, as if he was touching a baby. The root of the tree felt rough, but it was normal. He was about to withdraw his hand with a sigh of relief, when he looked up and saw a vine descending from the tree with a red fruit on it.
Jian Luo widened his eyes.
Where did this fruit come from!
Lu Shifeng was behind him: “Take it.”
Jian Luo mechanically stretched out his hand to take the fruit. The tree vine stopped in front of Jian Luo’s belly like an elder, but didn’t touch it, only lingering for a while before slowly retracting.
After everything calmed down, Jian Luo turned around stiffly and stopped in front of Lu Shifeng: “What does this mean? Are the elders satisfied with me?”
A smile crossed Lu Shifeng’s eyes: “They’ve given you their blessings.”
Jian Luo held the holy dragon fruit he got as a gift. This fruit was not at all different from what he had eaten before. It was bright red, and didn’t look out of the ordinary. He was very curious: “Is this the meal you brought me here to eat?”
You didn’t make it yourself at all!
Lu Shifeng said, “Isn’t it still food?”
It’s impossible to refute, but Jian Luo thought that it might be because this fruit is different from the others, there should be some other effect.
Lu Shifeng turned into a dragon and said to Jian Luo, “Come up.”
Jian Luo hurriedly climbed up with his hands and feet. He was familiar after doing it once, and he became proficient quickly. He then sat firmly on the dragon’s back.
The dragon crossed the mountain and finally took Jian Luo out.
On the way back, Jian Luo ate the fruit. Lu Shifeng took him to the prepared house. The place was very large and well-furnished. There was even a big bed, which was very soft and comfortable to sit on.
Jian Luo stepped on the blanket on the ground in surprise: “The blankets are so soft.”
Lu Shifeng said, “Well, if you fall off the bed, you can just go back to sleep directly.”
Jian Luo was full after eating the fruit. He remembered that he hadn’t discussed important matters with Lu Shifeng, so he told Lu Shifeng what happened during the day, and finally asked, “What do you think?”
In fact, these petty questions he asked were like asking a general who commanded the battlefield to take care of children’s quarrels.
Lu Shifeng threw his military coat on the sofa and said slowly, “Do you want to check this out yourself?”
“Yes.” Jian Luo was very curious: “But how do I check?”
It was like what 1+1 equals to. Lu Shifeng had to control his temper: “Do you suspect that there is a problem with his food safety?”
Jian Luo nodded: “Uhuh.”
“All purchases of potatoes can only be obtained wholesale through vegetable planting bases.” Lu Shifeng raised his eyes and looked at him: “Aren’t you going to Peace Paradise these few days, it would be better to check from there.”
Jian Luo seemed to be wide awake: “Yes.”
Lu Shifeng turned the book to another page: “As for that anchor networking dinner…”
“What?” Jian Luo suddenly became a little nervous.
Lu Shifeng lifted his eyelids and glanced at him: “Do you want to go?”
Jian Luo fell into deep thought and sat cross-legged on the bed: “Actually, it’s okay whether I go or not. I’ll chat with that person tomorrow after I get their contact information. In fact, I’m not very against attending this banquet, but I’m worried about accidents happening because I’m not alone now.”
Lu Shifeng looked at the parenting book in his hand, and a smile appeared on the corner of his mouth: “You have grown.”
Jian Luo’s mouth twitched and decided to ignore him.
“It’s no big deal if you really want to go.” Marshal Lu was more casual: “Be careful what you eat. Don’t eat more than a dozen ice creams and you’ll be fine. I’ll have some people follow you.”
Jian Luo choked.
Lu Shifeng threw the book aside and looked at him calmly: “However, since you remembered to take the initiative to discuss things with me, and it’s all good now. As a reward, what do you want to give me?”
Jian Luo was slightly surprised, but also a little cheerful. He was just about to speak, when suddenly, for a moment, his entire person froze as his eyes also widened unconsciously.
Lu Shifeng was sensitive and noticed it too. The man frowned: “What’s wrong?”
Half a second later.
Jian Luo thought for a while before he unconsciously stroked his stomach. He then showed a slow smile to the Marshal, which was very bright: “Come here, I will give you your reward. You can redeem it on the spot.”
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