After Qin Yun took a shower, he looked at his back in the bathroom mirror for a long time. As Shen Zhuofan said, although the area of the mental mark was large, the colour was too light, and even after looking at it for a long time, he couldn’t see what it was.
“But this is a bit too big.” Qin Yun muttered. He gestured and found that the size almost occupied the entire back. He reluctantly looked closer for a long time, “It seems… there are wings?”
Eagle? Qin Yun thought about it and put on a loose T-shirt. As he wiped the water from his hair, he passed by the living room and suddenly saw a figure from the corner of his eye.
Qin Yun’s hand holding the towel froze on his head.
Xi Zhao frowned impatiently, “Are you a woman? You take so long to take a bath.”
Qin Yun: “…” Who is this guy? Damn it! Is he really someone great?!
When Qin Yun returned to the bedroom after brushing his teeth, Xi Zhao had already claimed the only bed, holding an ‘antique’ phone while reading a novel. Qin Yun was almost blinded by the oversized rhinestone KITTY cat on the mobile phone case.
“…” He took a deep breath and pulled the quilt, “I’m going to sleep.”
Xi Zhao stared at the phone screen without raising his head, “Sleep.”
Qin Yun desperately told himself not to argue with a lunatic, and said patiently, “How am I supposed to sleep like this?”
Xi Zhao finally gave him a look, “Lie down yourself, do I have to carry you to bed?”
Qin Yun: “…”
Xi Zhao sneered, “Don’t be angry, little girl.”
Qin Yun’s bed was not big, and it was a bit crowded when two men were lying side by side. There was no other way, so Qin Yun could only sleep on his side with his back to Xi Zhao.
While he was in a daze, Xi Zhao’s pheromones suddenly spread vaguely. Because the mental mark was established, Qin Yun subconsciously reached out for the guiding tendrils and skillfully reached into the other party’s consciousness cloud.
The more powerful the sentinel was, the more able they were to transform the cloud of consciousness into a mirage of reality. Because the spiritual connection was not established last time, Qin Yun never really entered there.
In the vast desert land, there was a huge black creature coiled on the huge sand dunes in the distance. Qin Yun glanced at the ‘blue dome’ above his head and confirmed that he was in Xi Zhao’s consciousness illusion.
“What is that?” Qin Yun said to himself.
But Xi Zhao seemed to be asleep and no one would answer him.
At this moment, the sentinel’s consciousness illusion was gentle and peaceful, but he could still see the traces of the barren land that once filled his eyes. Qin Yun knew that it was the after-effect of the mania episode. He looks around, and the guiding tendrils move along with him, but his attention is irresistibly drawn to the dark and unidentified giant creature on top of the sand dune.
…It seems like something shiny fell on its back?
Qin Yun squinted his eyes for a long time, and a strange expression slowly appeared on his face.
HELLO KITTY’s…rhinestone phone case?!
Qin Yun was awakened by the sudden heat. He turned over at some point and huddled in Xi Zhao’s arms. With a slight movement, the other party also woke up.
The direct result of excessive use of mental guiding throughout the night was that Qin Yun couldn’t even move a finger now. He can only let Xi Zhao pinch the back of his neck and force his head to rise.
Qin Yun: “…I hafen brus mah teet yeh (I haven’t brushed my teeth yet)”
Xi Zhao’s kissing movement paused, and he clamped the other person’s chin with some bad temper, “At this time, just open your mouth obediently, don’t talk nonsense.”
Qin Yun: “…”
After being forced to establish a mental mark for a long time, Xi Zhao finally let him go. Sentinel’s pheromone was simply a double-edged sword for the guide. Before the mark was established, it was an aphrodisiac, and after the mark was established, it became a super herbal tonic.
Qin Yun felt so comfortable after being kissed that he lay on the bed and refused to get up. He thought about the pheromone just now, and his brain finally became clearer. He didn’t understand why Xi Zhao marked him.
“Are you a high-level sentinel?” Qin Yun asked cautiously, “S-level?”
Xi Zhao glanced at him and bent down to put on his military boots.
Qin Yun refused to give up, “Averio Academy didn’t introduce anyone to you? There should be many guides willing to be marked by you, right?”
Xi Zhao’s expression didn’t look good, “You don’t want to be marked by me?”
“How is that possible?” Qin Yun widened his eyes and joked. For the guide, the strength of the sentinel determines the status of the military and politics. Even the guide who was very powerful still needed the pheromones of the sentinel to soothe the consequences of excessive use of mental power. Just like sentinel’s mania could only be controlled by a guide, the two were inseparable from each other.
“Thought so.” Xi Zhao sneered. He put on his shoes, stood up and looked at the other party condescendingly, “What qualifications do sanitary pads have to be picky?”
Qin Yun: “…” Damn it, who the hell was it that used the ‘sanitary pads’ so well last night?! I haven’t even complained about you being too much, and now you’re complaining that I’m too cheap?!
His military leave had expired, so Qin Yun started packing his luggage in the afternoon. Xi Zhao had nothing to do, but he didn’t help either. He watched and played with his incomparably gorgeous ‘antique’ mobile phone case.
“Don’t you need to go back to the military headquarters?” Qin Yun picked out a few handy ornaments and put them in his bag, “By the way, do you have a position in the military headquarters?”
Xi Zhao had a ‘it’s higher than yours anyway’ face.
Qin Yun couldn’t stand him, “Don’t you have anything else to do…”
Xi Zhao thought for a while, “I haven’t read today’s news yet.”
Qin Yun: “…”
The Empire’s news network circulated important news every day, and when Qin Yun opened it, he happened to see the war on Eta Star.
As the third fortress of the Olympus planet, Eta Star was mainly stationed by a kind of highly intelligent bird-like people. There were not many of them, and they were only males. They had a very high mental power but not strong combat effectiveness.
Olympus nominally provided them with military equipment, but even the Empire didn’t know what they were doing privately.
“The population of Olympus is only one-fifth of the Empire, but the number of guides is twice that of ours…” Qin Yun frowned, “They are not even willing to send high-level guides to small places like G Planet. …”
“God-level guide project.” Xi Zhao looked at Qin Yun, “Olympus claims that they have the gene fragment of the god-level guide.”
Qin Yun was stunned, scratching his head, “This… telling me such a confidential matter…”
Xi Zhao sneered coldly, “Do you believe it?”
Qin Yun said seriously, “Since they said so, they must have something to make them that confident.”
Xi Zhao snorted, “I… no one can change the fact that the emperor will die alone.”
“…” Qin Yun, “It’s not that absolute, right? Even if one can’t find a guide… being together with someone one loves is always a possibility.”
“Together with the person you love?” Xi Zhao smiled sarcastically, “And then? One unable to control mania, the other deeply embroiled in political struggles, forced to harm, forced to separate, unable to protect even the beloved?”
Qin Yun’s mouth was half open, speechless.
Xi Zhao looked at him expressionlessly, “If that’s how one loves, then I would rather not have it.”
When Tristana was re-tending the lawn in her garden, she received the news that the S-level weapons warehouse in the military department had been opened. She thought it was Skarter, but was shocked when she saw the other party’s smart scanning card.
“Why is Your Majesty here at the military headquarters?!” Tristana quickly changed her clothes while contacting Skarter, “Didn’t he just change his sword a few days ago!”
Skarter was very calm, “Did you forget that he killed 500 sentinels on Planet G? Maybe the sword was broken.”
Tristana: “…Do you think the dragon scales are just pieces of tofu?!” As soon as she finished speaking, the password on her wrist rang twice more, “Wait! …The S-level battlefield simulation training room is also open?!”
Skarter was silent for a while and said sympathetically, “I sincerely hope the practice room will still be working when you arrive, General.”
Qin Yun had never been to an S-level weapons warehouse or practice room. He watched as Xi Zhao effortlessly swiped his face (…) and sensed the sinister malice of the level difference.
“Don’t you have a sword?” Qin Yun looked at Xi Zhao and picked out a pair of daggers, “Why do you need to change them?”
Xi Zhao stuffed one of the daggers into his boots and said calmly, “Can you afford to pay for the damage to the practice room?”
Qin Yun was shocked, “Of course I can’t afford it!”
Xi Zhao: “That’s fine.”
Qin Yun: “??”
Xi Zhao: “Go and pick one too.”
Qin Yun chose a bow and arrows in a daze. He glanced at the quiver1A quiver is a container for holding arrows or bolts. It can be carried on an archer’s body, the bow, or the ground, depending on the type of shooting and the archer’s personal preference next to him and hesitated for a moment before taking it.
Xi Zhao didn’t ask why. The moment the door to the training room opened, he lifted Qin Yun onto his shoulders.
“I don’t want this position, aaaaaaaaa!” Qin Yun grabbed the other person’s coat and screamed.
Xi Zhao turned a deaf ear to Qin Yun’s scream and quickly leapt to the high ground. The military training room was highly realistic, faithfully replicating the authenticity of the battlefield. The digitally simulated monsters could actually kill people.
Qin Yun was almost scared to death when he saw the first Flame Crocodile coming out. Born and raised as a rare native of D Star, where the Empire spent the longest time, with countless high-level guides and sentinels, even His Majesty Moschery, who had just ascended the throne, had to personally lead the expedition to conquer this troublesome territory. Everyone knew about the fighting prowess of the Flame Crocodile. The most disgusting part is that such a huge creature actually has intelligence. Indeed, a big brain does not grow for nothing!
“What level did you choose?!” Qin Yun no longer had time to worry about the pain in his stomach, “One, two, three, four… four?! What the hell are you going to do with four of them?!!”
“Are you here to count?” Xi Zhao said sarcastically. He threw out a dagger and inserted it into the neck of the nearest Flame Crocodile, and then jumped onto the crocodile’s back with the handle of the knife.
The thick tail swept towards the two of them sideways, Qin Yun was thrown up violently, Xi Zhao pulled out another dagger and stabbed the Flame Crocodile cleanly between the eyes.
Qin Yun: “…This is the second time you have thrown me into the sky like a gymnastic ball.”
Xi Zhao pulled out two daggers, wiped the blood on his trouser legs, and said indifferently, “Don’t worry, there will be a third time.”
Seems the HOLLO KITTY before is just a typo….
Also guys I found the fans translation of Cherish manhua~~!!!
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The terms might differ coz we have different perceptions on what we think as what but it’s nice to see the manhua~ Although I prefer the MC&ML to stay similar to the novel art but… well… idk why manhua people like colourful hair colour…
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