Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Harvey tried to soften his expression: “Nothing to do with me,” he pointed to the tiger stripes on his left forehead, “They’re too timid and prejudiced.”
Not a word about how that scared people away. He picked up the cue, nodded his head toward the table, “Want to play? I’ll teach you.”
Merlin didn’t hesitate and stepped inside. He hadn’t played billiards yet, and with the number of balls and on the table, he was curious, and as for Harvey, he wasn’t scared at all.
Harvey’s eyes lit up. His destined mate was apparently curious.
Merlin took the cue from Harvey, who took another one, as he talked about the rules of billiards. Harvey was very tall, with tight three-dimensional facial features, so he looked very harsh. But he had slightly curly hair, so that he had a touch of softness. He explained the rules very carefully, and then taught Merlin how to hold the cue.
Merlin was a very good learner, and the movement was so standard that it did not need to be corrected.
Harvey was a bit disappointed, but his eyes showed appreciation, “You are very smart.”
Merlin raised his eyebrows, “Good eye.”
Harvey’s lips curled slightly, and his face looked softer, “Billiards requires skill, but also wisdom, which suits you.”
Merlin looked up at him, “The book says that the Bluemoon people are straightforward and not good at the art of speech. I now think it is not accurate.”
Harvey’s expression was bland, “The book was right, I just said what I thought.” He hit his first shot and then told Merlin what to look for and tips, “Just hit it any way you want, as long as you can get the ball in the hole.”
Merlin bent over and gestured a few times, before pushing the cue hard with his hands, aiming for a very well-placed green ball. He tried to hit the red ball with the green but when he pushed the cue to hit it, the cue suddenly lost strength and missed, so the green ball only moved slightly before stopping.
“You’re not using the right amount of force.” Harvey explained, and then demonstrated a shot, knocking two balls into the hole.
Merlin’s eyes lit up, “You’re good.” He set up his pose and tried again.
The red ball didn’t go in the hole, but at least the green ball hit the red ball. He raised a smile and practiced with gusto, getting better and better at it.
Harvey stood next to him with his cue, watching Merlin’s energetic and defiant look. His eyes darkened, his throat rolled up and down a bit, and he unbuttoned the first button on his shirt.
Merlin’s eyes narrowed, picked up the cue and pointed at him, “Don’t forget that my beast form is also a tiger, don’t move near me.”
The actions of the other party made their mind too obvious.
After he finished the warning, he put the cue on the table, bent down and posed, raised his eyes to give Harvey an admonishing glance, and pushed the cue forward with a fierce hand.
“Boom… Boom, boom…”
One shot and two rings, the last two balls on the table collided and went into the pocket respectively.
Harvey undid another button, his hand resting against the edge of the table, bending down to look at him, his voice low, “You know too little about males. It’s a lure, not a warning.”
Merlin stood up with a soft grunt and crossed over to him to head for the next pool table, wanting to replay the game. As he brushed up against Harvey, he immediately stepped back, his face changing slightly.
A strong whiff of pheromones flowed into his nose and his body involuntarily began to heat up. He quickly turned around and backed up to the door, “You…”
Harvey looked at him as if he were a fierce beast looking at its prey, “Our glandular hormones attract each other, because you are my destined mate.” He tugged at his collar, “I knew that at Marshal Cyno’s birthday party. I’m glad I met you today.” He paused, “I’m sorry I yelled at you earlier.”
Merlin finally understood why his attitude had changed so suddenly. He waved his hand, “That was a misunderstanding, I said I wouldn’t pursue it, but don’t say anything about destined mates. Go look on the internet, I have a lot of destined mates. Thanks for teaching.” He said, walking away quickly.
Harvey stared at him until his back disappeared, retracting his gaze and bowing his head to catch his breath. The corners of his mouth curled up in a low, muffled chuckle and he mouthed the silent word, Merlin.
Merlin went to the fifth floor, didn’t find anyone at Kevin’s post, and was about to contact Elou when he saw Kevin in the furniture store across the corridor. He headed over as Kevin was walking several females who had bought mirrors to the door.
“Where’s Little Bear?” Merlin asked, “What brings you here to this store?”
Kevin led him inside, where Elou was sleeping soundly on a sample bed in the corner.
Then Kevin pointed to the trinket store across the street, “I switched positions with that male.”
Merlin smiled because the jewelry store was obviously more popular with the females than the furniture store, and Kevin did it obviously for Elou, “Congratulations, Brother Kevin.”
“Thank you, Merlin,” Kevin said. His brow furrowed, and he leaned slightly closer to Merlin, and his smile slightly curved up, “You were bullied?”
Merlin subconsciously touched the back of his neck and shook his head, “No.”
Kevin stared at him.
Merlin insisted, “Really no! Just a little affected.”
Thinking about what he had just felt, Merlin’s fist clenched and unclenched. That feeling, he had never had it before. He wanted to be close and wanted to escape. It was tempting and dangerous.
Kevin’s brow wrinkled tighter, “Today, all the males’ terminals were implanted with glandular hormone concentration alarms. If the concentration exceeds the limit, it will send an alarm. If it could affect your concentration then it must have exceeded, but I did not hear the alarm,” he said with a concerned tone, “Who was it? Could it be they tampered with the terminal? That’s not right, if there was a problem, it would definitely be discovered.”
The Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Military Affairs have arranged a lot of masters to monitor closely in an overlapping manner, so it was impossible to be negligent.
Merlin replied, “The concentration was very low. I had leaned very close to smell, so it should not have exceeded.”
Kevin was surprised, “You have such a high level of fit? If the Grand Duke Joop knew, he would have approved of you being together.”
An aggressive pair of eyes came to Merlin’s mind, and without saying Harvey’s name, he spread his hands, “Absolutely not.” He found a stool and sat down, “Don’t tell my brother about this.”
Kevin laughed, “Okay. You’re not looking for a mate, so there’s no point in telling Guy.”
At 4:30 p.m., the matchmaking session ended and Kevin followed Merlin and Guy to drop Elou off at school and then they all went home to their respective homes.
As soon as Merlin got home, Grand Duke Joop immediately asked expectantly, “Did you see any males?”
Merlin shook his head, “No.”
Grand Duke Joop was a little disappointed and could not help but be worried.
He walked around the sofa, “You can’t always use inhibitors. Let’s see, there’s a professor who works with Kona who studies inhibitors, I’ll ask him to do a study. If the inhibitors didn’t have side effects, you wouldn’t need males at all!”
Sitting down next to Merlin he then proposed, “If you don’t want to get married, then don’t. But until the drug is successfully researched, you’ll find submissive males to help you through the estrus period in the future.”
Guy stared in shock, “Grandfather!”
Merlin thought for a moment before his eyes lit up, “Good idea!”
He had heard KiKi say that mating felt great, and he was kind of looking forward to it.
But then he thought about doing intimate things with any of the males who had courted him, and his fur stood on end, all screaming rejection. Well, it’s not so easy to find a good-looking one!
Duke Joop had an idea and immediately went to send communications.
Guy was stunned, but thought about it, decided it was a good idea, and didn’t say anything.
Merlin went back to his room and shared the day’s experience in the small group. Later, after going to the third floor, he kept playing and did not report in real time anymore.
KiKi: [That’s great! I haven’t played a lot of it!]
Cilo: [It feels good, I will submit an application to build a dome at school.]
MoMo: [Has Merlin met any suitable males?]
Gu Yu was singing to the beast females when his terminal vibrated.
After the song ended, he paused consuming Goodwill Points, played a recording of the flute song, and opened the message screen.
Merlin: [Grandfather won’t force me to go on a blind date anymore. I can find a submissive male to spend the rutting period. And later with a side effect-free inhibitor, even males would not be needed.]
Gu Yu secretly sighed. He was really open.
Gu Yu: [What if you get pregnant?]
Merlin: [Teck females don’t get pregnant easily.]
MoMo: [Not necessarily, the Tira have a very low pregnancy rate, and I still got pregnant. You are now a natural female, not a beast female.]
Merlin: [! Then what?]
Cilo: [Birth control is illegal.]
KiKi: [What do you mean? Merlin doesn’t like kids?]
Merlin: [Yes, it’s only a small problem. I’ll raise it if I get pregnant. My family is not bad, and Grandfather especially likes small babies.]
Gu Yu saw that he thought so openly. The rest of the group also did not feel there was any problem. He thought about it, and realized it kind of made sense. Splendor natural females identities were special. As long as it was not illegal, they could do whatever they wanted.
There were countless males who were willing to accompany Merlin through the rutting period.
Merlin was very happy to have solved the hassle of rutting and asked the group to meet tomorrow.
MoMo was having a difficult pregnancy, Cilo had something to do, and Gu Yu wanted to finish the song he had just written, so he excused himself.
So Merlin and KiKi arranged to go visit MoMo and then find Gu Yu to listen to him sing again.
At the end of the song, Gu Yu turned off the group chat after saying he had something to do, and after the recorded song ended, he continued to consume Goodwill Points and started playing guitar.
At 5:30, Cyno picked him up personally and when he returned to the villa, Herman was sitting on the couch in the living room.
Herman stood up and smiled, “I’m here to dine.” He looked at Gu Yu, “I’ve heard two of your songs. They are great! Would you like to sign with Anseth Entertainment Group?”
Gu Yu froze, “Sign?”
Herman explained, “Yes, you said you want to do concerts, and my family group holds many concerts every year, with very mature experience, a lot of musical talents, and a very professional PR department. Of course, your own flow is already extremely high, so the public relations department will save you a lot of trouble,” Herman smiled, “The contract share is the same as mine, it won’t make you lose. What do you think?”
Gu Yu’s eyes were bright and he pursed his lips and asked, “What would my job entail?”
“Just don’t do anything harmful to your image or the company’s image. You are completely free to create. Of course, you can also apply for the company to customize songs for you, only the songwriter needs to share the profits of the songs.”
Gu Yu was surprised, “That’s it?”
No need to participate in events? Participate in shows or something?
“Yes, you are very popular and don’t need to do anything extra. The only thing you need to do is to improve your professional ability and try to hold a Star Alliance tour once a year.” Herman said.
Gu Yu answered, “Probably not for now.”
“There is no rush. You can just create songs during your pregnancy, and record songs. After pregnancy, after systematic exercise and training, maybe after a year you can hold your first concert.” Herman said, spreading his hands, “Of course, it can be slower, it doesn’t matter. After five years, the company will not interfere with you, only when you decide to hold a concert, they will arrange training and promotion for you. How about it? Willing to sign?”
Gu Yu nodded his head without hesitation, “Yes.”
Such a good offer! He had no reason to refuse.