Chapter 73 – An illegitimate child?
The voice on the other end of the phone, Jian Luo, hesitated for a few seconds.
The persistent voice of Jiang Jiang came from the phone, “Hello, Luoluo, are you there, hello…?”
Jian Luo hesitated for a moment, but in the end, a smile slowly gathered in his eyes, and he couldn’t help but chuckle. Laughter surged uncontrollably within him, and he shook, lifting his face to meet the red eyes of Lu Shifeng.
The smile abruptly stopped, and Jian Luo turned away, maintaining his suspicion. “Why would they have such guesses? No matter how you look at me, I’m a human, right? Can a dragon have a human as their son?”
Jiang Jiang explained, “It’s not impossible. The relations between different races are like this. Dragons originally took human forms, and there have been cases of aliens giving birth to humans when we still had reproductive abilities. Plus, someone confirmed that they smelled the scent of a cub on you, and you’re only 20 years old, isn’t that a child?”
He had to admit, the logic was sound.
Jian Luo hesitated. “You don’t believe it, do you?”
There was a suspicious silence on Jiang Jiang’s end, and after a while, he said, “Luo Luo, actually, I’ve always thought that the Marshal wouldn’t harm a human, but I never thought you could be his son.”
Jian Luo replied, “No…”
“Are you not a clone?” Jiang Jiang suddenly got excited, and his tone became cautious. “Then who is your mother? Are you viviparous or oviparous? Does Marshal Lu really have a partner?”
Jian Luo could only laugh and cry. Just as he was about to answer, the communicator was taken over, and Lu Shifeng’s voice sounded low, “He’s not my illegitimate child.”
In Jiang Jiang’s daze, the call was disconnected.
Jiang Jiang was dumbfounded, looking at the disconnected communicator in his hand. He slowly began to ponder a question: Although he denied the illegitimate child issue, did he not deny having a partner and a son? Or… was he overthinking it?
On the other side, the call ended. Jian Luo remembered Jiang Jiang’s words and couldn’t stop laughing. “Calling me your son, what were you thinking? Hahaha, I’m your son, what should I call you, grandpa? Hahaha…”
The car fell silent, with only Jian Luo’s merciless laughter remaining.
The driver in front couldn’t help but sweat for this guy. He dared to joke with Lu Shifeng, who had once not even been born, and not only was he born, but he was also so brazen in front of him.
Jian Luo raised his head and met Lu Shifeng’s seemingly smiling eyes. His laughter got stuck in his throat.
Lu Shifeng asked, “Why aren’t you laughing anymore?”
Jian Luo cleared his throat and said, “Well, it’s not that funny, really.”
“Is that so?” Lu Shifeng raised an eyebrow, and a faint, almost imperceptible smile crossed his handsome and refined face.
Jian Luo pretended to be in pain, clutching his stomach. He moaned, “Oh… it hurts.”
Lu Shifeng leaned lazily against the chair. Jian Luo’s weight was insignificant to a powerful dragon. A hint of barely noticeable amusement appeared on his face.
Jian Luo continued to act, not making a sound for a while. He silently opened his eyes and saw Lu Shifeng’s teasing gaze. He felt like he couldn’t keep up with the act anymore.
Lu Shifeng said, “No more acting?”
Jian Luo pouted. “Not fun anymore.”
Jian Luo was genuinely curious about some online comments, so he quietly accessed the StarNet and began browsing through the page’s information.
As expected, it was quite lively. The top trending topic was:
When it came to the scent of a cub, most Dark Star beings wouldn’t be mistaken, especially when it came to the scent of a child. The discussion was also quite fervent:
“It must be the Marshal’s.”
“They both have the scent of the Dragon Clan, so it must be the Marshal’s, right?”
“Are you all sure it’s his son? What if it’s his partner?”
“If Lu Shifeng is mated with a human, I’ll eat my hat.”
There were many agreements below. Jian Luo’s mouth twitched. Did he and Lu Shifeng really lack chemistry to this extent? Why should he have chemistry with Lu Shifeng anyway?
He continued scrolling, and there was an explanation below:
“I’d rather believe this is a newborn cub.”
“Yes, otherwise, if it’s a partner, their lifespan would be too short.”
“And humans are too fragile.”
Jian Luo’s gaze gradually darkened. He touched his chin and looked at Lu Shifeng. “Do you think my belly is full of dragons, or could there be a human baby?”
Lu Shifeng was also reading the messages and raised an eyebrow when he heard Jian Luo’s question. Jian Luo swore that he detected a hint of disdain for his intelligence in that one look.
After a while, Lu Shifeng said, “You’ve had an ultrasound.”
Right, he had.
The car continued its journey to the military base, and Jian Luo was famished. Someone handed him a Sacred Dragon Fruit, and when he looked at the fruit placed in front of him, he used to find it very appetizing, but now it seemed tasteless.
Lu Shifeng sat across from him and asked, “Why aren’t you eating?”
Jian Luo honestly replied, “I don’t know what’s wrong, but I find it too greasy.”
The room fell silent.
Calculating the days, the dragon egg in his belly had been there for five or six months. If he calculated correctly, it was time for the first signs of pregnancy. Each race had different reactions to pregnancy, and Jian Luo’s reaction turned out to be the worst possible result—loss of appetite.
Lu Shifeng sat across from him, raised an eyebrow, and said, “What do you want to eat?”
Jian Luo thought seriously, “I want to eat spicy noodles.”
The room fell into silence again.
Fortunately, the Marshal wasn’t too worried. “Human food?”
Jian Luo nodded. He didn’t know why, but suddenly, he really wanted something spicy, and he wanted it now. “Yes, human food.”
Lu Shifeng considered it. “I’ll have someone buy it.”
Jian Luo suddenly felt frustrated. “You can’t buy it.”
Lu Shifeng looked at him, appearing puzzled. “Where can’t you buy it?”
“It’s not available.”
Jian Luo suddenly felt irritated. He sighed. “Forget it, I’m tired, and I want to sleep.”
He wanted to get up and go past the table and chairs.
But as he passed by, Lu Shifeng grabbed him. “If you don’t eat, what about the baby in your belly…”
Jian Luo was already frustrated, and this question triggered him. “Baby in my belly? I haven’t eaten for one night, what’s wrong with that? Will it starve to death? Don’t I have the freedom to do this?!”
The words tumbled out without thinking.
As the words fell, Jian Luo immediately regretted them. After his fierce outburst, he cautiously stole a glance at Lu Shifeng’s face. He found that the Marshal still had the same deep and calm look in his red eyes, as if no emotion could sway him, including now.
For some reason, seeing Lu Shifeng made Jian Luo’s anger dissipate.
Forget it. What’s the point of making a fuss? It wasn’t his fault that there were no hot and sour noodles. Everything he ate, drank, and lived in belonged to someone else. He was just a temporary guest. Was there any need to make a scene?
Jian Luo sighed, “I’m sorry.”
After some thought, Jian Luo decided to yield to reality. He turned around, “Let me try Sacred Dragon Fruit again. Maybe I’ll suddenly start to like it?
He took a step, but Lu Shifeng grabbed his wrist. The man said in a calm voice, “If you don’t want to eat, then don’t.”
Jian Luo was stunned. “But won’t that starve the dragon cubs?”
“He can skip a few meals,” Lu Shifeng glanced at Jian Luo’s stomach, “but I heard that it’s very painful for humans to skip two meals.”
Jian Luo choked, “I’m… I’m okay.”
He thought that they would fall into silence, but he had underestimated Lu Shifeng’s determination. “Let’s go.”
Jian Luo watched him walk towards the door, a bit out of sync, and stammered, “Where are we going? Where are we going?”
Lu Shifeng didn’t look back, “Moonlight.”
At eight o’clock in the evening, when Moonlight was bustling and busy, a luxury car parked at the entrance, and Lu Shifeng got out first.
Jian Luo followed and said from behind, “I don’t really want to eat meat right now.”
Lu Shifeng told him to follow, “Tell your request to the head chef, let them make it for you.”
As everyone knew, Moonlight never made custom dishes. Even if the king of heaven came, they wouldn’t accommodate personal tastes. You could order from the menu, but the dishes couldn’t be adjusted to your preferences, and even the emperor didn’t receive such treatment.
Following Lu Shifeng inside, Jian Luo suddenly remembered something. “Um, can I ask you something?”
Lu Shifeng asked, “Go ahead.”
“They said I’m your son,” Jian Luo scratched his head, “so if someone asks later, should I admit it or not?”
Lu Shifeng froze in his tracks.
Jian Luo quickly added, “I don’t mean anything by it. I just want to make sure.”
Lu Shifeng had gradually gotten used to the peculiar way humans thought. He looked at the somewhat embarrassed Jian Luo and smiled slightly, “It seems you’ve accepted your new identity quite quickly?”
What the hell with this new identity!
Jian Luo immediately retorted, “I haven’t accepted anything!”
Even if he agreed, Su Liang didn’t know if he could accept it. Who wanted to be father and son with their child’s dad? That generational gap was terrifying to think about!
Lu Shifeng’s smile grew stronger. He paused and said, “If someone asks about you later, just say that.”
Curious, Jian Luo leaned closer, “Say what?”
Because of his curiosity, he was standing quite close, and after hearing the answer, his eyes gradually widened, “Can you really say that?!”
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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