Chapter 23: White Wave
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
It was already late at night when Huo Nai arrived on Murdo. The lights of the villa had been turned off, and the man inside must be sleeping, so Huo Nai didn’t wake Xie Yan up. When Zhu Que landed at the window height, he opened the cabin door, leapt, jumped directly into the window, rolled on the spot, and stabilized himself. His footsteps were almost silent. He came to Xie Yan’s bedside and saw his unprotected sleeping face.
Xie Yan was very good-looking and his temperament was not as cold and arrogant as his appearance. A person’s temperament could change his face. He looked like a hollow orchid, but now he was like a blooming flower in the wild grass, free and loose.
Thousands of flowers were colorful, but Huo Nai loved this one.
Huo Nai remembered the smell of his pheromone during their estrus.
He finally thought of how to describe Xie Yan’s pheromones, like a cup of bitter almond tea in a continuous drizzle. Standing in the rain, he could feel the touch of raindrops falling on his skin, hear the pattering sound, smell the soil, the fragrance of grass and the taste of bitter almond was very light. But when he caught on to it, he felt that it was very fragrant and was attracted to it unconsciously.
Xie Yan held the quilt and adjusted the indoor temperature to a comfortable temperature. He slept childishly. Even in his sleep, he did not consciously patrol his territory. He slept from upright to horizontal, with his legs hanging off the edge of the bed and his toes curling up adorably. Originally, he had his mouth open to breathe but as he was dreaming, he smacked his lips several times.
Huo Nai couldn’t help but laugh. He was worried about this guy. Now it seemed that Xie Yan had digested his negative emotions.
When one lost their memory, many things felt weird, but when that memory was restored, they would gather all those dots together, like a puzzle, to piece together the truth.
Xie Yan was not familiar with the world and could easily make things that the Chefs Association could not. Xie Yan defined the world as ‘men and women.’ When he went to the toilet on Snow Sea planet, he paused for a while. Later, Xie Yan’s estrus suddenly came, and he asked Huo Nai to ‘help him.’ But during that time, Xie Yan did not treat Huo Nai like other people would during their estrus and it left a serious impact.
When one lost their memory, they would be blinded by one leaf. When Huo Nai restored his memory, he realized the only truth — Xie Yan was not a native of this world. He had a slow response to the hints and influences Xie Yan had exerted on the world, which made him unable to move his eyes away from him.
Material and spirit were a weird combination. Material was the carrier of spirit, but spirit affected material in turn. The Academy of Sciences had conducted research on this aspect. Science continued to evolve, but the evolution of human nature was slow and repeated.
Xie Yan showed him another possibility.
Xie Yan’s legs went back onto the bed and curled up, because he rolled the quilt together with him and pressed it tightly to him, there was no cover on his legs. He seemed to feel a little cold, and his legs stroked each other to try to warm themselves in a primitive way. Huo Nai couldn’t stand to see it so he went up and took out the quilt from his arms and covered him.
Xie Yan’s lashes were moving as a sign he would wake up.
Huo Nai was shocked, so he opened the closet beside him and went in. After squatting in, he thought: Why did I hide?
But he was already in. It would be weird to go out at this time. Huo Nai’s pride did not allow him to do such a thing, so he slowed down his breathing and tried to hide his tracks.
Xie Yan was a carp. In his sleep, the ball lightning ‘looked’ at him again. It was not good that this thing appeared. Xie Yan swore in his dream and woke up.
When he woke up and saw the quilt lying on his body, Xie Yan suddenly became alert. Someone broke into the room! This idea made Xie Yan nervous. He took out the electric shock stick from under the pillow, found a dead corner to protect himself, and then called Walley up.
Walley was a service robot, but he had high voltage.
“Turn on the infrared. We’ll check this room.” Xie Yan said as he looked around.
The wardrobe was full of clothes. If he moved casually, there would be a rustle of fabric. Huo Nai gave up Zhu Que’s stealth mode, sighed and said, “It’s me.” He got out of the closet.
Xie Yan: “……”
“Do you think you are a snail girl?” Xie Yan was about to laugh. He put down the electric shock stick and walked two steps closer. “Why did you come here suddenly?”
“I didn’t think you were in a good mood during the day. I was afraid something was wrong, so I came to have a look.” What Huo Nai said was as simple as ‘I’ll have a meal,’ “You’re okay.”
His words made Xie Yan think of the information he saw in the evening, and he couldn’t help sighing, “Fortunately, there was nothing unacceptable.”
“Is that your hometown?” The information obtained by Xie Yan was naturally available to Huo Nai. He had a look at the contents on the way to Xie Yan. There were only a few places where the contents could cause Xie Yan to change color. It was not difficult to guess why his mood was out of control.
Xie Yan looked at him in amazement and soon realized what he said. He could not help but feel astonished at Huo Nai’s acuteness.
In this case, there was no need to hide. There was nothing wrong with Huo Nai dissecting his past, which proved his attitude. On the other hand, if he couldn’t even deliver this trust, it would be heartbreaking. Xie Yan nodded indifferently, “Yes, I’m from there.”
With a kind of eternal sadness of loss in his eyes, he stood bleary, like a lost child, standing in the middle of the road, waiting for the parents of the lost child to come back and find him, but he did not wait. “There is no route because of the meteorites, plus the distance is immense.” He looked at Huo Nai. “I don’t have a home, Huo Nai.”
Unable to return home and having no home were two concepts. Before that, Xie Yan’s mentality had always been relatively peaceful. It was similar to working far away from home, and his parents were still there, but he couldn’t go back. But now he knew that the world he once lived in had been annihilated. This kind of blow was comparable to attending his parents’ funeral in person. Everything was gone. It was not only the distance in space, but also the time in space.
It was like gouging out a hole directly in his heart. The wind passed through the hole, and he could hear the melodious whistle, it was very bleak.
“Do you want to go back?” Huo Nai suddenly asked him.
“Huh?” Xie Yan looked at him suspiciously.
“Let’s go.” Huo Nai took him by the hand, and they jumped directly from the window.
He wrapped his arms around Xie Yan’s waist, and Xie Yan hummed low in his throat, and then suddenly he was no longer afraid. He reached out and wrapped his own arms around Huo Nai’s waist.
Zhu Que launched in time in the air, caught the two people and sent them to the driver’s cab at the heart. In a blink of an eye, Zhu Que rose into the air and passed through the atmosphere of Murdo. When he passed through the protective cover presented by Huo Nai, the protective cover flashed a blue light.
Despite a long voyage, this was the first time Xie Yan had taken a mech armor.
“I’ll take you home.” Huo Nai said this warmly as he let go of Xie Yan’s waist and gently grabbed his hand.