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Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations

Editor: SpringBreeze, Kiramekineko

 

While Xie Quan was thinking, there was a sudden knock on the door of his room.

Two knock-knocks sounded, extremely short in the night, and then disappeared.

Xie Quan waited for a few seconds in confusion, and found that the person did not continue knocking, and even the knocking sound just now was like an illusion. Feeling a bit strange, Xie Quan stood up and prepared to open the door, but before opening it, he saw a folded note on the floor, which looked like it had been slipped through the door.

Instead of picking up the paper, Xie Quan opened the door in the first instant. The softly lit corridor was empty, except for the door at the end of the corridor that led to the left wing, which was half open, as if the person had just left from there.

Only then did Xie Quan turn around and pick up the note from the floor.

[If you want to know the truth about the case, please come to the hospital garden at 11:30 p.m.].

Xie Quan stared at the line in silence, and after a few seconds, the paper was mercilessly shredded, crumpled into a ball, and thrown into the trash.

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The next morning, early after training, Henry came to the hospital to check the situation of the victims. However, when he arrived at the top floor, which should have been empty, he was in the stairwell and stared directly at Xie Quan dressed in a hospital gown.

In addition to the isolation of the wards in the left wing, the wards in the right wing were also forbidden to be occupied in order to ensure the security of information, and both the stairwell and the elevator were restricted to check the identity of the patients.

So, by definition, Xie Quan should not be here.

Henry looked at the handsome young man wrapped in a hospital gown and wondered in his heart, Why is Major General’s sweetheart standing here in a hospital gown?

Could it be that…

After a second of daze, Henry said in shock, “Mr. Xie, you’ve been killed?

“…”

Xie Quan felt that this person’s language was not very good, even worse than his.

How can you ask someone that?

He smiled and replied, “As you can see, I’m still alive.”

Henry realized his words were a bit ambiguous and he smiled. “Sorry.” Then, he wondered aloud as he approached Xie Quan, “But what are you doing here?” After that, he looked around. “Ji…. Where’s Ji Ming?” Was Major General not here?

Xie Quan remembered Henry, the man who came to the restaurant to pay for them at the time, and Ji Ming’s alpha.

It was also an alpha that might reach a high match with his own pheromone.

Henry saw that Xie Quan did not answer him, so he stopped looking for Ji Cheying and looked at Xie Quan suspiciously. When he did, he found that Xie Quan’s eyes were like a clear lake and were staring intently at his own neck.

Not even blinking.

To be a little offensive, that gaze reminded Henry of a hungry wolf pouncing on him.

Henry, an alpha, was forced back two steps by this gaze, if not for image, he even wanted to raise his hand to cover his neck. He inexplicably swallowed nervously and asked uncomfortably, “Is there something on my neck?”

Xie Quan withdrew his gaze and smiled gently and lightly, like a spring breeze. “No, there’s nothing.” There was just an alpha gland on the back of his neck that made his heart flutter.

Inside it could be the antidote to rid him of the companion disease forever! It’s just a shame how he was Ming’s alpha. But with his size, he didn’t look like he could suppress Ji Ming either.

People can’t look like each other? Strong love? Anna seemed to have been crazy about a novel called “Switch Literature” for a while, maybe it was that type?

Henry also did not know what the Xie Quan in front of him was thinking, only to feel that the gleaming gaze suddenly brought a few points of sorrow and regret, looking at his heart.

He felt this man was worthy of being the Major General’s favorite person, he was not ordinary.

“Mr. Xie?”

Xie Quan came back to his senses, and only then did he slowly answer Henry’s question from before, “I was a little bored in the ward and came out for a walk.”

“The ward?” Henry doubted, “Where is your ward?”

Xie Quan pointed to the right door. “Over there.”

Henry was slightly surprised.

Noticing Henry’s expression, Xie Quan asked, “What’s wrong? Shouldn’t someone be staying there?”

Of course! Without Major General’s permission, how dare the hospital let people stay there. However, this also showed that it might be Major General’s arrangement.

Henry hastily said, “No, no, I’m just wondering why you’re in the hospital, isn’t Ji Ming here?”

“He’s not here.” Xie Quan asked, “Are you looking for him?”

Henry subconsciously replied, “No, I’m just asking.”

Xie Quan looked at Henry, then showed a few moments of deep thought. He asked, “Then what are you doing here?” The tone of his voice was languid.

“…”

This was the highest floor, and on the right, there was no one else but him, a patient, and on the left, all the victims of the beta case. He didn’t come here to look for Ji Ming, and obviously he couldn’t be here to see himself. Then what did he come here for? To see the view from the top floor?

Henry, like there was a lump in his throat, could not say a word. His eyes shifted wildly, wishing he could stuff ten brains into his head and come up with a suitable reason instantly.

One second.

Two seconds.

Three seconds.

Henry’s eyes lit up and he said, “I had a friend in the hospital and I came to see him, but I couldn’t find out where his room was, so I wandered around here to see if I could possibly find it.”

Xie Quan asked with an enthusiasm completely unlike his own, “Which ward is it? I might know.”

Henry blurted out, “A2309.”

Xie Quan smiled faintly. “I happen to know, it’s just… Is your friend pregnant? Your friend has to be pregnant. The 23rd floor of the A building is the obstetrics department.”

Henry knew what the 23rd floor of Building A was, so he said, “Yes, she’s pregnant, six months in, I’m here to visit.”

The smile on Xie Quan’s face was gentle and soothing as he said slowly, “The 23rd floor of Building A is not an obstetrics department, I lied to you.”

Henry froze, realizing that he was being scammed, and his pupils suddenly shrank. This was the end, if Xie Quan found out his identity, Major General would beat him to death!

Henry inwardly crossed his heart and he said regardless, “Then I may be wrong, but my friend is really pregnant, so where is the obstetrics department?” This time he learned his lesson and decided to ask first, so that he could get a head start.

Just when Henry thought he was being very resourceful with this response, the door on the left was opened and then a doctor came out from inside, the same doctor who was standing next to Tang Wenshao yesterday.

When she saw Henry, she greeted him with some surprise, “Lieutenant Colonel Henry, you’re early today.”

“…” Henry could not cry. Yes, he was early today. The early bird eats the early worm. “Lieutenant Colonel Henry” had all his previous efforts pop like a bubble, no, a joke! He greeted the doctor with a smile on his face, “Dr. Angelina.”

The doctor was obviously a very affable person, she smiled brightly and said, “I just finished confirming the patient’s condition; I have to go back and sort it out. Lieutenant Colonel Henry can come to my office if you have any questions later.”

Henry’s face was a little ugly as he watched the doctor leave.

When the doctor left, Henry tried to make amends, however, Xie Quan seemed to refuse to give him a chance to struggle.

Xie Quan opened the door and asked, “Are you from the Imperial Army?”

Henry completely gave up struggling, he knew he couldn’t fool around anymore, however, just at the second he was ready to confess, he was forced by the crisis to overplay his hand and temporarily changed his words, “Don’t you tell Ji Ming!”

“What?” Xie Quan was stunned.

Henry said hastily, “Ji Ming doesn’t know I’m in the Imperial Army, so don’t tell him!” This string of words was spoken as smoothly as if it had been rehearsed countless times.

Xie Quan’s eyebrows raised slightly as he listened. “He doesn’t know?”

“Yes!” Henry explained, “He always thought I was just an ordinary office worker.”

Xie Quan looked suspicious. “Why can’t he know?” 

Weren’t they partners?

Henry also pondered a bit bitterly, then he said, “Because… I’m on a mission, and it’s not convenient for people to know.”

“A mission?”

“Yes, it’s confidential, so I can’t talk about it.” Henry nodded heavily.

“So what does Ji Ming do?” Xie Quan couldn’t help but ask.

Ji Ming was apparently also involved with the beta case and was also very resourceful. The beta case was obviously in the hands of the Imperial Army, so the classified mission Henry was talking about was the beta case.

However, Ji Ming was not in the Imperial Army. Then who was he? What was he doing? Xie Quan, who thought he had guessed the same thing, was now confused by Henry’s words.

Henry rubbed his chin, and was thinking about what identity to assign to his major general, when suddenly a voice came from behind him. “Henry? Xie Quan?”

Henry heard this voice and immediately felt like he heard a treasure.

“Ji Ming, you’re here!” Great!

Ji Cheying came over to visit Xie Quan every morning, and today he arrived a little late, but as soon as he got upstairs, he saw his subordinate and Xie Quan standing together chatting. When did they get to know each other so well? Ji Cheying noticed that both of them had some strange expressions; Henry was overjoyed and Xie Quan was puzzled and torn.

Ji Cheying took a look at the door of the isolation area on the left and understood the reason why Henry was here. “What are you guys chatting about? You seem to be having a good time.”

Henry pretended to give Xie Quan a wink and then replied, “Nothing, I went to the wrong place and happened to meet Mr. Xie and asked him to help me find a ward.” He deliberately said, “Didn’t I say before that I have a friend in the hospital? So, I came to see him today.”

Ji Cheying’s tone was casual and calm, and he took over. “It seems that way, is he still sick?”

Henry said stiffly, “Yes, he’s not well yet…”

Xie Quan saw Henry’s embarrassed look, but in his heart he believed in Henry’s words a little more.

He didn’t know what kind of mood he was in, but Xie Quan said, “I’ll take Mr. Henry to the ward he’s looking for, you wait here.”

Ji Cheying looked at Henry, and then at Xie Quan. His eyes sunk a little and his voice rose slightly, as if in doubt, but more like a question, “You two? Going together?”

Xie Quan thought for a moment and suddenly understood.

Oh yeah, Henry was Ji Ming’s partner, it was not good for him to take him away like this.

Henry’s thoughts were similar to Xie Quan’s. Only the person was changed to Xie Quan, they reached a unified consensus that Ji Cheying must be jealous.

So, they both said almost simultaneously, “You guys go together.” 

“I’ll go alone!”

Ji Cheying took a breath and then said without a rise and fall in his tone, “I’ll go with Henry.”

He had to find out what the hell these two were up to.

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The two men left together, and Xie Quan, who was standing in the same place, had mixed feelings. He didn’t expect that Ji Ming was the shou. He didn’t expect that the gong was actually a member of the Imperial Army who was hiding his identity.

If Ji Ming knew that his partner lied to him, would he be sad?

He never thought he would one day think about these love troubles, Xie Quan sighed like an old man and shook his head, then went back to his ward. As soon as he entered the room, the voice of Xiao Bai came from the terminal on his wrist. “Mr. Quan! The information is all ready!”

Xie Quan heard it and took his attention away from the lingering love story as he dropped the information into the air, which was filled with dense numbers and letters. After a cursory glance, Xie Quan closed the file without much interest. He said without emotion, “Then send it to the tax office.”

Xiao Bai responded, “Okay! Phew! Sending done!” Then it said, “And I’ve included a nice long letter of report! Hmph! That damned woman! Now she’s finished for sure!”

“…” Xie Quan was lying on that soft bed. “Mn, almost.”

Xie Quan’s personality seemed to be a bit soft, because he rarely got angry. But in fact, that had nothing to do with softness, but because he cared about few things. As long as others did not poke him in the minefield, he would not be angered no matter how much he jumped. At most, he would be a little annoyed to hold people down.

Just like Márquez, even after being rescued and now lying in the same hospital with Xie Quan, Xie Quan had no intention of doing anything else. After the fire, no matter what happened to Márquez, it was over.

However, Janice was different. Janice tried to break into his apartment and move his things, and Xie Quan got angry. He would not allow anyone to touch his babies. Back then, Xie Quan temporarily stopped because of Ji Cheying, but he wasn’t ready to let Janice go just like that.

He wanted to make Janice pay.

 

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Pinkclouds
Pinkclouds
September 17, 2022 6:12 am

Oh no!! The misunderstandings continue and continue to grow! It is a bit funny to see them hiding their identities while also being so close you could almost feel it 😭

Thank you so much for the translations qnd edits!! I didn’t realise it wasn’t completely published but i was too captivated by the story to check again but i am extremely excited to see what comes next!!! 💖💖💖💖💖

Eyesee
September 17, 2022 12:03 pm

Dun dun dun…. yes XQ, make Janice pay! 😄

Dio85
September 17, 2022 12:17 pm

Yes!! Looking forward to what XQ did to her! It’s sweet how he thinks of JC before he continues an action. Thank you for the translation and editing!

LicoLico
September 21, 2022 6:13 am

Oh no, there is more and more lies!
Thank You for the new chapter (´,,•ω•,,)♡

WangXian31
September 21, 2022 7:03 am

Ha, ha, these 3 are in a very funny situation. Henry calling Xie Quan the Major General’s sweetheart, is just odd… not because he isn’t, but because it doesn’t really fit with XQ’s persona 😁
I like XQ…. absolutely, Janice should pay… with interest!
Thanks for translating and editing.

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