Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Let’s go to the entertainment area after dinner?” Guy suggested excitedly as he ate.
Milton was disinterested, “It’s all familiar people, no fun.”
Guy’s eyes were full of envy, “If I were a ghost like you, my grandfather would have killed me long ago.”
Milton hooked his lips and smiled, “I’m not fooling around, I’m just doing something for fun.”
“I do not believe your bullshit!” Guy gave him a big blank stare.
Cyno swept a glance at Gu Yu who was obviously in the wrong state. Normally, when he saw food, Gu Yu’s black eyes were shining brightly and he ate very seriously, like he was doing something very important.
But now, he had only mindlessly eaten several bites of white rice.
“I still have something to do, so I’ll go back directly after eating.” Cyno said.
Kevin sipped his beer and leaned back in his chair idly, “I’m not going either, I’m going back to get some rest, I came straight from the starship, if I don’t go home, I’m afraid my father will personally look for me.”
Guy was not happy, “Hey, you guys are too boring.”
Kevin glanced at him and said slowly, “You just bought your artificial female, right?
Guy laughed, “I just want to learn more about artificial females. I can get along better with Cee when I get back.” He looked to Cyno, “You’ve only just gotten married, what can you do? Come with me, you don’t know much about artificial females either, let’s study them together?”
Cyno said lightly, “Not interested.”
Kevin drained his beer, “Then I’ll go first…” Just as he said that, his voice cut off. A vibration sensation came from his wrist, a communication.
He brushed his right hand over his left wrist and touched his finger to the black stud-like induction microphone in his left ear. He frowned more and more tightly, then eventually spoke, “Full rescue, I will apply for the Splendor City police to assist in the case, protect the scene, all relevant personnel are prohibited from leaving the country.”
After he hung up the communication, Guy quickly asked, “What’s wrong?”
Kevin got up, “My secretary was stabbed at the clubhouse in Sandy Springs and his life is in danger. The case seems to be not simple, I’ll go handle it first.”
Guy was surprised, “Dave? He’s not weak. How come he didn’t come back with you?”
Kevin, “He said Sandy Springs is interesting, stayed on vacation,” he paused, expressionless, Vacation to the point of dying, pfft, funny.”
Guy shrunk his neck. He did not feel it was funny. He felt a chill.
Cyno said, ” If you need help, say so.”
Kevin nodded and left the booth in one big stride.
Guy was curious, “I wonder what could have hurt Dave that badly.”
Milton, “Kevin will handle it himself. We’ll have the results soon.”
The men made some small talk and went home separately.
Gu Yu sat in the car, hands on his knees squeezing his fingers nervously, as he hung his head and strained his ears, waiting for Cyno’s inquiry.
But after waiting for a while, Cyno didn’t say anything.
He looked at Cyno quietly. His profile’s angular, straight nose was particularly handsome. He looked very stern, but he knew that Cyno’s temper was very good.
Cyno’s expression was calm, as if nothing had happened.
Gu Yu looked twice and became more and more uneasy, this reaction was too out of place!
Cyno watched Gu Yu, catching his rabbit-like vigilant look at him, and guessed Gu Yu’s identity again. He thought about it, sent a message to Da Yuan with the instruction to transfer the surveillance of the apartment, and then thought about the possibilities.
When he arrived at the apartment, his wrist vibrated, and it was the surveillance video from Da Yuan.
He did not open it directly, sat down on the living room sofa and beckoned to Gu Yu, “Come here.”
Gu Yu’s heart jerked up, thinking, ‘Finally, here we are.’
Cyno did not ask in the car because he was probably thinking. He walked up to Cyno and tried to look calm, trying desperately to think of a gesture to explain that he really wasn’t impersonating an artificial female and wasn’t intentionally pretending.
Cyno raised an eyebrow, and although the teenager tried his best to restrain himself, his nervousness was evident, his tense body and panicked gaze revealed his thoughts.
He took Gu Yu’s hand and looked at him and said, “Spoil me.”
Gu Yu froze and stared for a moment before realizing that Cyno was ordering him around! His face suddenly turned red as he tried to pull his hand free, but Cyno held them tightly and wouldn’t let go.
He bit his lip, his dark eyes looked at Cyno and shook his head.
There was a heavy doubt in his eyes. Cyno knew he wasn’t from Kevin, so why did he order the test?
Did Cyno think he was an artificial female from somewhere else? No, Cyno’s actions in the past few days were clearly to probe his artificial female identity.
Cyno’s eyes fell from his flushed cheeks to his lips with faint teeth marks, and abruptly let go of his hand. Hiding his fluctuating thoughts, he locked eyes with him, “You are not an artificial female.”
What he said was not a question, but an affirmation.
Gu Yu nodded his head and looked at him nervously.
The corners of Cyno’s mouth curved slightly. Good, Gu Yu’s not deceiving him. He clenched his fist in his hand, the heat in his eyes instantly rose, and he tried to press down the excitement, “Then what are you?”
Gu Yu blinked, pondered for half a second, and shook his head.
He wasn’t sure how the genders were categorized here. By definition, he should be considered a male, but all the males he had seen were extraordinarily tall, and he didn’t fit in at all.
Also, he would be mistaken for an artificial female, surely because he resembled one, but he was a man, and he couldn’t be a female.
He thought of Merlin again, there were beast females here, and wondered if there were other classifications, perhaps he belonged to the rest.
Cyno was surprised, “You don’t know?”
Gu Yu nodded.
Cyno pondered for a moment, “Have you forgotten?”
Gu Yu hesitated, 003 had reminded that his identity was special and it was best not to reveal it. Thinking about it, he couldn’t help but wonder again, what is his identity in this world, in the end? Why is it considered special?
If he nodded now and pretended to have amnesia, wouldn’t it be more convenient for concealing his identity?
But he didn’t want to lie to Cyno, Cyno had been kind to him. If it wasn’t for Cyno, he might have starved to death in the warehouse or on the streets by now.
He pursed his lips and shook his head.
Cyno was even more puzzled. He had no memory loss, but did not know his gender…this was too strange. He thought about it, got up and patted Gu Yu’s shoulder, “Don’t be nervous, go to your room and rest for a while. Tell me if you need anything.”
Gu Yu looked at him in surprise. He thought that even if Cyno didn’t pursue the matter, he would at least kick him out. He didn’t expect Cyno to be so nice.
He was touched, his black eyes floating with watery mist. After the death of Grandpa Dean, he had never met anyone who was so kind to him again.
When the black eyes were flooded with clear tears, they appeared brighter, as if shining with starlight.
Cyno watched, breathless, and could not help but feel pain. Why was he suddenly shedding tears?
Gu Yu embarrassedly inclined his head and blinked his eyes, blinking the water mist away. After gathering himself, he turned his head to Cyno and smiled, raised his hand then gave a gesture of thanks.
Cyno did not understand, but from his expression gathered the general meaning. His lips twitched, wanting to ask him about his inability to speak, but thought about it and did not ask.
He smiled, “No thanks, you go rest first.”
Gu Yu went back to the guest room, and Cyno sat in the living room watching the surveillance video. The surveillance showed that Gu Yu was sent to the villa with four artificial females, Da Yuan received them and put them directly into the warehouse according to his instructions.
Gu Yu fell asleep in the warehouse for a long time, unintentionally waking up near one of the artificial females and was startled.
Cyno looked at the teenager on the monitor and a smile flashed in his eyes.
Then after that, the teenager was pulled away by him.
At that time, he was leading the teenager and did not notice. Now, watching the monitor, he realized that the teenager was very surprised at that time.
So it seemed that his little mate did not know why he was at his house.
He thought about it, inquired about the artificial female delivery process, and then asked for the full surveillance.
While waiting for a reply, his communication rang. When he put the call through, Kevin appeared on the light screen with a rare serious expression.
Kevin frowned and pointed at the four artificial females lined up behind him, “Cyno, what do you have to say?”
Cyno wasn’t surprised. Kevin would know he had lied as soon as he got home. He just didn’t want more people to know that Gu Yu’s identity wasn’t right.
He said, “Sorry, I think the less people that know about this, the better.”
Kevin stared at him, “Cyno, I know what you’re thinking, you think he might be a natural female, right? But he’s not!”
Cyno’s eyes narrowed slightly, “Is that right?”
Kevin said seriously, “Yes, the investigation into Dave is clear. He was stabbed in the club bed by his bed partner, who was a fake – a transgender male in disguise.”
Cyno wrinkled his nose, “A transgender?”
Kevin nodded, “Yes, the continuous injection of female glandular hormones, as well as inhibiting male gland development hormones, when the male is underage, forcibly transforms the male into the appearance of a female, and this male, in this case, is known as a transgender.”
“The case has been taken over by the Splendor City Special Unit. This is not an ordinary attack. It is widely implicated, involving multiple cases of missing minors, and it is interstellar.” He paused, “Artificial females are hugely popular in the upper classes of the stars, but they are expensive. It is much cheaper to create transgender females, they are able to give different responses depending on human attitudes and are much more likeable. Before that, they were all taken as new artificial females by the guests. Sandy Spring is a border area, people come and go, the guests stay for a short time. No one suspected their identity.”
He looked to Cyno, “I suspect that your artificial female companion, is a transgender female. I’ve learned that some males have adverse reactions to developmental inhibitors, and his inability to speak is likely due to an inhibitor allergy causing him to be mute.”
Cyno’s jaw tightened and his mind wandered back to the way Gu Yu had smiled at him not so long ago, and it hurt.
He frowned, he actually had feelings for a male.
But when he thought of Gu Yu, he couldn’t feel anything other than pain and pity.
Kevin measured Cyno’s expression and looked cautious, “I propose that you hand him over to the police to cooperate with the investigation. It’s too dangerous for you to keep him around. The police are lining up artificial females. They are worried that transgender females disguised as artificial females are lurking around important people and threatening their safety.”
“No,” Cyno refused outright, “Kevin, keep this a secret. I trust my judgment that he is not aggressive.”
Kevin was surprised, “Are you obsessed with him? He’s a transgender female! It’s only been a few days, and you trust him so much that you call this not aggressive? It’s not only combat power that counts as aggression, for a combat king like you, the beauty trick is obviously more useful.”
Cyno hummed lightly, “He didn’t use the beauty trick.”
Kevin, “Why do I feel like you’re regretful?” He slapped his desk heavily and glared at Cyno, “Seriously, this is dangerous! Do you want to get stabbed in bed too?”
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Cyno: Come on, use the beauty trick on me!