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The assassin was so determined to die that he killed himself in an almost tragic manner in front of everyone, even though one hand was firmly clutched by He YunTing and couldn’t be moved.

He YunTing loosened his grip, but he couldn’t feel the pain, and when pierced by the dagger, he only let out a strange muffled grunt, and the person lost his strength and fell to the ground.

The blood splashed on He YunTing’s pale blue coat and the military boots that had been stepped on by Lin Han a few minutes ago. He YunTing was tall and Lin Han’s clothes behind him, who had his back to him, was still immaculate.

Lin Han opened his eyes and was still calm. He turned his head and found He YunTing’s body in front of him, not allowing him to see the fallen man. Lin Han’s curiosity wasn’t so heavy, plus the words of the other party’s heart were still in his ears, so he obediently didn’t probe to see.

The people who witnessed this scene let out a shriek of fear and trembled, while cautiously coming over and whispering.

“The audacity is really too big! Trying to assassinate on such an occasion…”

“The key target is the General, did he think he would succeed?”

“Luckily General struck quickly, scared me to death.”

Wen Tianyao’s face went pale, he first looked at the man on the ground, not clear if he was dead or alive, then gritted his teeth in great annoyance and turned his face away, still letting out curses. The soldiers who followed him soon arrived at the scene and began to disperse the crowd of onlookers.

Lu AnHe, who was standing by to see how his boss behaved, also walked over quickly, and before he could speak, He YunTing opened his mouth first, “Take Mr. Lin to rest somewhere else first.”

Lu AnHe looked at He YunTing’s right hand, which had just subdued the other side with force, and wanted to say something. He finally said nothing and smiled politely towards Lin Han, “Follow me first.”

Lin Han didn’t let go of this momentary delay between the two, and couldn’t help but look up at He YunTing again. He couldn’t see the other’s expression, only the cold, hard line of He YunTing’s shoulders, and the posture of standing straight.

—and a right hand that was slightly shaking.

“Let’s go.” Lin Han withdrew his eyes and said to Lu AnHe.

After all, Wen Tianyao was well brought up, witnessing this scene was still a little hard to accept, but after all, the matter was out of his territory. Since He YunTing was personally invited by him, this responsibility couldn’t be shrugged off no matter what. He rubbed his hands a little stiffly and walked to He YunTing with a sullen face.

“General, I’m very sorry.” Wen Tianyao’s face still hadn’t recovered, “I didn’t expect such an accident, not to mention that today is still your birthday… The fault is all mine, I don’t ask for General’s forgiveness, I’m just glad that you weren’t hurt.”

He YunTing withdrew his right hand and looked at the person on the ground with downcast eyes and furrowed brows, “It’s okay.”

Probably because He YunTing’s reaction was too light-hearted, Wen Tianyao was a bit anxious, “General you must believe me! I really didn’t know this would happen, I blame my side for the oversight…” Wen Tianyao added, “You can take this person back, I won’t interfere in the entire process, if the General wants me to help investigate anything, just tell me.”

He YunTing nodded his head slightly.

Seeing that He YunTing had reluctantly lowered his guard, Wen Tianyao apologized several times. As the rumors had it, he was really a prince who had no attitude and was willing to take responsibility, “General, then I’ll have my men take him to the Imperial Military Hospital now, and I’m at your disposal as to what to do…”

He said as he beckoned his servant to come and move the man.

“Wait a minute.” He YunTing interrupted, and Wen Tianyao was curious what other instructions he had, when he saw him approaching the man who tried to stab him, and then squatted down.

The other person looked a little thin and not very old, with beautiful features, and when his eyes were closed he looked almost alarmingly weak, and wouldn’t have been expected to blend in with the intention of stabbing in any way.

The dagger sunk deep into his shirt, the man was unconscious, only his punctured lung was filled with air and blood, the chest cavity leaked air as he was dying, deformed and weirdly heaving.

He YunTing reached out and used the back of his index and middle fingers to get close to the side of the other man’s neck, ruffling the blood-stained hair and exposing the other man’s still-warm neck.

On the back of his neck, there was a scar that had been healing for a long time, and what the scar covered was his gland.

—This was an Omega.

Lin Han followed Lu AnHe to another room to rest, the music on the dance floor next door was still on, wisps of it leaking in through the door.

Lu AnHe was a little nervous, “Mr. Lin, are you okay?”

“Yes.” Lin Han said, “The General didn’t let me see.”

Lu AnHe sighed with relief.

But before he could put his breath back, he heard Lin Han ask, “The injury on his shoulder, is it very serious?”

Lu AnHe subconsciously denied, “No, ah.”

But once he turned his head and saw Lin Han’s probing eyes, he probably understood that he couldn’t hide it.

“…A little bit.” Lu AnHe tried to change the subject, “Mr. Lin might be lonely so may I accompany you for a chat?”

“Sure.” Lin Han answered, and really thought seriously about the question, “Why does your General never have a birthday?”

Lu AnHe answered smoothly, “He was busy and forgot about it before, so he never had it again.”

Lin Han nodded his head. Lu AnHe had a good personality, and accompanied Lin Han to talk more. After a while, he asked, “Is there anything else Mr. Lin is curious about?”

Lin Han nodded, “You said the General didn’t have too serious of an injury. How did he get it?”

Lu AnHe got stuck, not expecting the topic to come back here after all that talk.

He tried to pull a few reasons, but Lin Han wasn’t quite convinced, “The General just tore his wound again, right?”

Lu AnHe sighed and finally told the truth, “Last time when he was fighting the Star Pirates, he was hit by a suddenly shattered display and the glass that pierced him went through his right shoulder. When he cut his mecha’s right arm off, his weight was unstable and he rolled in the glass in the cockpit…”

Noticing Lin Han’s eyes, Lu AnHe hastened to say, “But it’s not serious! It’s much better! He just can’t exert himself, and will recover slowly!”

Lin Han still didn’t say anything.

At this moment, Lieutenant Colonel Lu was hit by an idea, “Does Mr. Lin know how to change a bandage?”

Lin Han was a graduate of the Imperial Army University, so these most basic things would be taught, and he nodded his head.

“Then I’ll go… get you some bandages and gauze?” Lu AnHe felt that he had never been so resourceful, “I happen to have to go help the General with something else, so I can let him come in and rest for a while.”

Lin Han paused for a moment and said, “Okay.”

He YunTing still stood straight when he came in, and when he saw Lin Han sitting obediently, his pace was a little faster.

When Lu AnHe reported to him just now, he said, “Boss, I can only help you until here.” 

He YunTing walked in in a fog, his eyes moved from Lin Han to the side table, and saw the bandages that had appeared some time ago, “…”

You call this helping?

However, before He YunTing could say anything, Lin Han’s eyes fell on his right shoulder as soon as he entered. The pale blue uniform became darker on the right shoulder, as if it had been discolored by water stains, and the marks were about to spread to his back.

He YunTing approached Lin Han, and the two were silent for a moment.

“Does it hurt a lot?”

“It’s okay.”

Both of them spoke out at the same time, and after hearing what the other said, they fell silent again together.

Finally, Lin Han opened his mouth, “You’re not fine. I had to ask Lt. Lu, he didn’t say it of his own accord.”

He YunTing knew that Lin Han was referring to his wound. His eyes sank, “It’s fine. Let’s go.” He YunTing seemed unwilling to mention this again, “Let’s take you back.”

Lin Han didn’t answer immediately, only kept looking at him.

Obviously today was this man’s birthday. Obviously it should be a day to celebrate or commemorate. He YunTing still tore his own wound from the force he used even though the man didn’t hurt him.

Lin Han actually knew there was something abrupt. Maybe it was Lu AnHe’s request, or maybe it was the embarrassment of stepping on each other’s feet between the two of them just now, he still tried to bring it up.

“General if you don’t mind, I’ll change your bandage first?”

— 

Lin Han thought he was prepared, but when he saw the wound on He YunTing’s right shoulder, he was still shocked. It was clearly covered with gauze, but it was still soaked with blood due to what had just happened, and when the gauze was removed, there was a deep and horrible wound that stretched tens of centimeters from the collarbone down.

And the deepest of this wound, there were many small scars that were about to heal, the traces of cuts and punctures were clear to see. Lin Han couldn’t say anything for a while.

When he was about to pick up something prepared by Lu AnHe to help He YunTing stop the bleeding, he realized that one of his gloves was yanked off and the other one was put in his pocket.

What’s more, it would have been more inconvenient to wear gloves.

Whatever.

Lin Han thought he’d just listen a little, it was nothing.

The key was to help He YunTing stop the bleeding and bandage it up. As he decided, he reached out and touched the other man’s right shoulder.

【He’s so pale.】

【He moves so gently.】

【Will he feel terrible about the wound?】

“…” Lin Han, who was wrapping He YunTing’s shoulder, didn’t know what to make of it for a while, “General.”

He YunTing raised his eyes to look at him, his eyes were as blue and clear as ever, like the high hanging canopy after being washed by heavy rain. The expression on his face hadn’t changed a bit, as if the gruesome wound on his right shoulder that was gurgling with blood a few minutes ago was not his own.

Lin Han’s cold, white hand was still propped up on his shoulder as he continued to do his bandaging.

【I can’t smell it.】

【I want to eat caramel.】

What?

Lin Han closed his eyes and tried to pretend that he didn’t hear these strange words from his mind. But it was clear that the General knew nothing about it. So after a minute, Lin Han’s ears were filled with the voice of the cold-faced General with his lips closed.

【I’m hard.】

“……”

He moved his hands a little faster.

After the wound was wrapped, Lin Han pursed his lips and threw the gauze on the table, “Don’t you feel any pain?”

 

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WangXian31
March 24, 2022 12:54 pm

Ah, the chapters pass so quickly!
There’s a nice line out of a self-help book I read:
“Do bad thoughts make me a bad person?” …
“No; the waves are not the ocean, the thoughts are not the mind” (James Norbury).
That’s what Lin Han needs to bear in mind when he reads He YunTing’s thoughts. I don’t think he would ever act inappropriately or force himself on Lin Han (unless drugged or something). He respects his abilities and worth, I feel.
Thanks for translating and editing.

Etherealrainbowcanvas
March 24, 2022 1:24 pm

Thanks for the chapter! Our inner thoughts are such a mess, I feel sorry for anyone who could read them…

Karai
March 24, 2022 11:23 pm

Yeah sure, try assassinating the General during his birthday ball when he’s dancing (or trying😉) with his prospective partner, why not. And ruin the evening while your at it, why not?! The prince is SUS. I refuse to believe he’s not involved in this sceme. He YunTing’s inner thoughts are a mess right now. And I think Lin han is still unaware that He YunTing craving for caramel is directly related to him.

Thank you for the chapter!

Solis
March 25, 2022 7:20 am

I find this mind-reading ability of Lin Han’s very interesting and funny. Thanks for the chapter!

Sue R
Sue R
March 29, 2022 6:08 pm

Oops… getting hard again.🙀🙀🙀.

Juzy
March 30, 2022 10:18 am

Thank you for your time 💪💪

Springek
April 2, 2022 6:17 am

Lu AnHe just wing-manning as hard as he can 😂

Berryblast
Berryblast
May 14, 2022 8:59 pm

🤣🤣🤣 poor Lin Han. He is in such an awkward situation with high mighty general thinking stuff like that with his cold straight face.

Chaz
Chaz
May 27, 2022 7:33 am

Omg. I was eating pineapple when I read the words “I’m hard.” Burst out laughing and almost choke. I was caught off guard hahahahaha.

Imagine him saying that in a cold and calm voice as if nothings wrong lol.

Best novel on ExR (as voted by fans)

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