Chapter 7: Let’s talk about it after we finish
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
The next day, Ed was surrounded when he returned to the army. He calmly entered the office against the gossiping eyes of all, ready to slowly read the documents and reports that had been piled up for several days. At noon, during lunch break, a few of his ‘old friends’ came together.
“General, I heard that you were in a hurry to take the leave.”
“I heard that when you asked for leave, your voice was hoarse. Just like after sex.”
Winston coughed twice, “I didn’t say that.”
“And for five days.”
“General, we’re still single. You’ve found a good partner quietly!”
People who ate in the canteen could hear the discussion in their circle and looked at them one after another.
Ed’s glare swept over them, and the group of people hurriedly bowed their heads and pretended that nothing had happened.
“General, are you getting married?”
“Ed, are you getting married? How can I not know? What time is the wedding?” Alfred, who was also a general, passed by and came to participate.
“What are you… Who said I am going to get married?” Ed was barely able to say it, “It’s not like he would agree.”
“Is it true that you have a partner?” Alfredo said in surprise.
“Can’t count…” Ed himself didn’t know how to define this situation.
“General, do you want to be a scum man?” Alpha Rooney, the only woman in the group, looked scornful.
“I think it depends on whether the other side gives me a chance.” Ed wanted to cry without tears.
“The other party ruined you?”
“Which omega is it?” Rooney continued to ask, “Don’t the nobles pay attention to that type of thing?”
“None of them matter. Just spare me.”
Winston pushed up his glasses and said sincerely to everyone, “In a word, General Ed hasn’t been in love. Maybe he hasn’t been completely settled at this moment, so let’s not embarrass him.”
That was quite true. Ed was a rich and handsome man, and also carried a noble name with him. He had been in many engagements, but he has never been in love at all.
Everyone began to talk about how to deal with the mysterious omega.
“Gifts, flowers. That’s what I give to my wife.” Johnny nodded.
Impossible. Ed thought about it in his mind and decided to veto it.
“Give him a surprise on his birthday, and propose that way.”
I don’t even know his birthday.
“Don’t you have the money to spend a luxury holiday on a honeymoon in the holy land of Medua, with the champagne, band, and a big bedroom. What omega wouldn’t like that?”
Even if you don’t believe it, there is one. Wait a minute, why are you thinking about what they said? Ed resented being misled by the group every time he talked.
“Don’t bother me. Let me think for myself.” He originally meant to think about how to deal with his relationship with Augus. Everyone automatically understood it as ‘think about how to catch the omega I like.’ One after another, they revealed a ‘General Ed even bothered so much for an omega. What kind of person is he…’ expression.
A long time later, when they knew the truth, they were shocked. But that was something for the future.
Ed was really tangled, if the relationship between two people could be defined by the simple act of pursuing or being pursued, their situation was one where they had done all could do. Augus’s mind was not going to have any other thoughts except running away and killing himself. He also considered the identity of the other side and his military position, and also had some scruples about further development.
It was better to try to ask for some information, but it had been more than a few days, and it was completely forgotten. Ed and Augus did it several times after the heat. At first, Augus resisted a little bit, and after one or two times, he did not resist.
At least it was more comfortable to have him volunteer than to be raped.
What’s more, rape had changed to raped under the influence of pheromones.
“Um… ” Augus was still breathing in from his orgasm.
Ed retreated from Augus’s body, lay down beside him, and reached for Augus’s arms.
“No more…” Augus frowned and reached out to push him away.
“I didn’t say I want to do it, I just want to hold you for a while.”
Ed looked at the two bruises on Augus’s wrist. In order to prevent Augus from committing suicide again these last two days, when he went out, the treatment of the other party who had been handcuffed single handed had risen to having both his hands handcuffed together, and the food problem could only be solved with nutrition capsules, which made him feel a little guilty.
“Does it hurt?”
“It’s just a little wound,” said Augus, glancing at him and laughing at himself. “I did it to myself.”
“You…” Ed sighed. “Why do you want to kill yourself?”
“I’m not sure.”
Ed fidgetly scratched his hair, looked at Augus’s bitter look, and was uneasy for some reason. He couldn’t help but say, “You are a soldier. How can you commit suicide? Do you have any backbone? And have you ever thought about your family?”
“I’m a soldier?” Augus, who had only ever been looking down or at the ceiling, suddenly sat up straight and looked at Ed for the first time. “Which part of me looks like a soldier to you?! The Union doesn’t care to fight for me at all. Why do you still toss a useless chess piece like me around?” Augus had been looking like a doll these days, not even expressing emotion when it came to sex. “If I had the backbone, I would still be an alpha, and I would not be casually manipulated by another alpha every day.” He suddenly covered his eyes with his arms. “Sorry, I forget I’m not an alpha anymore. Besides, I have no family.”
“Augus…” Ed hadn’t known that a word from him would cause such a big reaction from the other.
“I don’t know what you think of me. If the Empire is not stupid, it should understand that a mere major general like me, who had no nobility background, would not know any federal secrets. I understand that this is the duty of a soldier, so please just question me quickly and kill me when you’re done.”
Ed moved his lips, but didn’t say a word.
If he really wanted to ask, it was just a matter of moving his lips, plus a little pressure with alpha pheromones. But he felt that once he had done it, he would have no chance to change anything.
“Augus.” Ed’s voice was very light. Augus calmly waited for the long overdue question. “You…When is your birthday?”
This was a question that had no alpha pheromone or any sense of oppression and was so wonderful at this time.
“Is your brain sick?” Augus didn’t know what to say.
“I don’t want to ask questions about the Union, the military and so on, and I won’t ask them in the future.” Ed looked straight into Augus’s eyes and explained. “In addition, I won’t hurt you. Not because of the imperial order, but I personally can’t do it.”
Augus seemed to be stunned by Ed’s reaction. After a long time of watching Ed’s expression, he realised Ed didn’t seem to be joking. Augus sighed and laid back against Ed, “… Sometimes I don’t know what you are thinking.”
“To be honest, I don’t understand myself now either.” Ed was laughing.
The two were silent for a while, and Augus’s mood calmed down completely. There was only their gentle breathing in the air.
“You haven’t told me your birthday yet?” After a long time, when both of them thought each other was going to sleep, Ed suddenly asked the same question as before.
“I don’t know,” Augus said directly.
“Fine. If you really don’t want to say it, don’t say it,” Ed said helplessly. “I’m not questioning you.”
“… I don’t know.” Augus stopped for awhile and added in a whisper, “How can a person who has no parents have a birthday?”
Ed was silent now. Before, he only knew that Augus was born as a civilian, and that there was no power or background behind him, which was what he admired about the other. Whether in the Empire or the Union, it was not easy to achieve the position of major general step-by-step, while not relying on money or family backing at all. But he only thought that Augus’s family was very ordinary, but he didn’t know that he was an orphan.
“…I’m sorry, I didn’t know.” Ed apologized sincerely, and made a gesture of embracing with one hand around Augus.
After Augus finished, he felt a little regretful. He felt that the scene and tone of his voice was like that of a complaint. Seeing Ed’s reaction, he couldn’t help but chuckle, “Don’t put on this face. It’s disgusting. And take your hands back.”
After hearing this, Ed closed his arms tighter, smiled and whispered to Augus, “You’ve let me fuck you, don’t you want me to hold you?”
“I let you? That’s the pheromones…” Augus’s ears were blown by the heat, he quickly got away from Ed and propped himself up. Looking back, he saw Ed looking at him with a smile. He realized that the argument was meaningless. Then, he shut up and sat back.
Ed put his arms around Augus with satisfaction, and put his nose on the back of the other’s neck, which was full of his own scent. He was suddenly in a state of extraordinary lucidity.
Maybe he did know what he was thinking.