Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Cyno got up and picked up the communication.
The adjutant immediately reported to him, “Marshal, the natural females of Bluewood have been kidnapped by the Scarlet Star Pirates, and the leader has requested to communicate with Mrs. Marshal, or he will kill one natural female every ten minutes.”
Cyno’s eyes were cold and he snorted, “Belu didn’t die after escaping from the planet Vaught, this stinker’s life is really hard!” He asked, “Where’s Harvey?”
“He is confronting Scarlet. Scarlet swooped in, knew the natural female escort well, cut off the mid-range, and hijacked the starship.”
“When will the first ten minutes be up?”
“Eight minutes to go.”
Cyno commanded, “Cut to the Scarlet contact point and connect to my terminal.”
Cyno finished hanging up and gave the border garrison lieutenant general a military order: “Special Forces level one order, target: Scarlet Star Pirates.”
By the time the message was sent, the adjutant had already connected the Scarlet contact point to his terminal, which he opened, and the light screen split into two.
On the left side was Kevin, who looked calm, and on the right side was the red-haired, fierce-looking Scarlet leader, Belu. Belu’s nostrils flared and he urged in a vicious voice, “Hurry up, I’ll kill the first one when the ten minutes are up!”
He moved the camera to the side, revealing seven or eight Bluemoon natural females huddled in the corner, shivering. Next to them stood two brutal-looking males with weapons and scars on their faces, and the females didn’t even dare to look up.
Belu smiled, baring his teeth, “Tell me, which one should I choose?”
The voice was so malicious that a natural female couldn’t help but cover his head and scream.
“Silence!” The male guarding them scolded viciously.
The natural female’s voice stopped abruptly, as if he had been suddenly grabbed by the throat, and he pressed his mouth against his knees, emitting an unpleasant, suppressed cry.
Kevin’s jaw muscles tightened for a moment, then quickly released. His expression remained gentle, and his voice unhurried, “You should know that females are not like us males. It’s lunch break and Mrs. Marshal needs some reaction time to wake up from his nap.” He smiled, “Besides, I’m afraid I’m confused to hear a stranger looking for himself all of a sudden. It’s only human to want to know a little about you.”
Belu stared at him fiercely, “I don’t care about common sense, I will act when the time comes.” His face twisted for a moment, “You must have learned that from your marshal lord!”
On the planet Volt, Cyno’s voice of ‘you have three minutes to surrender’ seemed like a magic spell on him, and three minutes later, boundless cannon fire came towards him.
His right foot, after those three minutes, was ruined. His face sank as his right foot lifted and fell, and then metal hitting the ground made a small clang.
At that moment, Cyno received a message from Kevin, “Harvey made a request to stall as long as possible. He’s on the move.”
Cyno’s jaw tensed slightly and he stared at the light screen with a hesitant look.
“Cyno,” Gu Yu whispered when he saw that Cyno wasn’t in contact with anyone else, only staring at the light screen, “What’s wrong?”
Cyno walked to the bed and sat down, looked at him for two seconds, and told him what happened. The little mate was very kind, and he might be upset if he kept it from him and those natural females were really killed.
Gu Yu wondered, “Why does he want to communicate with me?”
Cyno’s brow wrinkled, “I don’t know, I only know that he hates me very much. I fought with him three times, and the time in Voltstar almost cost him his life.”
He was sure that Belu definitely did not have good intentions, but he had no clue what Belu was going to do exactly.
Gu Yu pursed his lips, “I’ll talk to him,” he shifted his position slightly and leaned against Cyno, “I’m not afraid with you around, and it’s only communication. He can’t hurt me.”
Cyno grabbed his hand, “He’s bound to say something bad,” he guessed with a frown, “maybe he knows you’re pregnant and wants to scare you, or disgust you. He may say something that would make you feel bad, or even affect the baby.”
The more Cyno thought about it, the more likely it was that this was the only way Belu could achieve the effect of getting back at him.
Gu Yu cupped his hand in both palms, “You’re right here, there’s nothing else that can make me feel bad.”
Cyno wrapped his arms around him and was silent for a moment, “Whatever he says you don’t have to pay attention to, just stall for time. I’ll signal Kevin.”
Gu Yu replied, “I’ll go to the couch.”
Gu Yu sat down on the sofa, and Cyno sat beside him, “Is it okay?”
Gu Yu pursed his lips, nodded, and the two looked at the light screen together.
Kevin received a message from Cyno and said to Belu, “Mrs. Marshal has woken up. He is a little hypoglycemic and is taking nutritional supplements to avoid fainting.”
There were now three minutes left of the ten minutes, and not satisfying Belu’s request immediately was to maximize the delay.
Belu laughed maliciously, “Isn’t she pregnant? So weak. I’m afraid you don’t have the life to give birth to a child!”
Cyno’s hands fiercely clenched into fists, staring at Belu with eyes which grew lighter and lighter. His watery blue eyes fading as if becoming cold ice.
Gu Yu put his hand on his fist and smiled at him, “Don’t be angry. I’m in good health. No hypoglycemia.”
Cyno wrapped his arms around him and sniffed the side of his neck, “I’m sorry, it’s hard for me to keep my sanity in the face of what happened to you.”
Gu Yu leaned against him, “It’s okay, if he just wants to provoke me like this, you should feel happy. I’m not afraid.”
As someone who had been abandoned, grew up in an orphanage, and grew up mute, he had experienced too much malicious speculation for him to be too emotionally volatile about it.
With five seconds to go in ten minutes, Kevin spoke first without waiting for Belu’s malicious urging, “Mrs. Marshal is ready, are you in touch with him now?”
Belu’s body leaned forward unconsciously, anxiously, “Yes.”
“After that you will release the natural female, right?” Kevin asked.
“Of course, I will let them go after you have met my conditions.” Belu grinned and his voice sank steeply, “Now, let me see Cyno’s mate immediately!”
Kevin said, “I’ll connect you to the comms.”
Gu Yu’s face changed slightly when he saw Belu. There was blood on the wall behind Belu. It was self-explanatory what this meant.
The light screen in front of Belu flashed, Kevin disappeared into the light screen and Gu Yu appeared.
Gu Yu was wearing a cotton long-sleeved shirt with a white doll collar. His face was white and soft, he had black hair and black eyes, looked clean and well-behaved.
Belu froze, licked his lips and waved his hand at Gu Yu, “Honey, you did great.”
Gu Yu was slightly stunned, before he thought of how to respond, Belu continued, “It really broke my heart to throw you to the battlefield of Volt Star, but don’t worry, I will pick you up soon.” He looked appreciative, “So quickly spread the virus to all parts of the Star Alliance, and let them mistakenly cheer to become natural females, you are much better than I thought. When I take charge of the Star Alliance, the benefits…”
There was a loud bang, and Belu’s body swayed as the window behind him flashed with gunfire, and the screams of the natural females rose up.
Almost at the same time, Cyno’s finger moved to the off button and the picture and sound stopped abruptly.
Gu Yu’s eyes widened, understanding Belu’s intentions.
Belu wanted to make people misunderstand that they were together, that his appearance on the Volt was not an accident, but a deliberate arrangement. And those transformations, they were all false, they were viruses! He was smearing him and creating panic.
He looked at Cyno with a slightly white face, “He’s talking nonsense! I don’t know him.”
Cyno gently stroked the side of his neck, his voice steady, “I know, don’t be nervous.”
Gu Yu’s tense back relaxed and he smiled at him, but abruptly his smile faltered and he covered his stomach, “Um…”
Cyno looked at him nervously, “Does it hurt?”
Gu Yu’s brow furrowed and he gasped, “It’s okay.”
Cyno carried him to the bed, hiding the coldness in his eyes, and asked Orson to check him.
Orson told him, “It’s okay. The emotional ups and downs caused Gu Yu’s body to be tight. The baby only feels discomfort when it moves,” he reminded Gu Yu, “Relax.”
Gu Yu leaned back against the soft pillow and nodded, “Yes.”
After Orson left, he looked over at Cyno and tried his best to breathe calmly, his hand brushing his abdomen, “Belu must have a backup plan.”
As he was talking, Cyno’s communication vibrated, he picked it up and His Majesty’s voice came through, “Cyno, two minutes ago a video appeared on all Star Network channels at the same time. Xiao Gu he…”
“He’s fine,” Cyno sounded very sure, “Belu is getting back at me.”
His Majesty agreed, “I think so too. The Ministry of Information is controlling it, but it is impossible to control it completely. You’d better not let Xiao Gu watch the news, or it will affect his mood.”
Cyno hung up the communication and directly opened the video that Belu uploaded.
It was the one where he was communicating with Gu Yu, and after Gu Yu’s video hung up, Belu also said something, “Baby, don’t worry, since you’re pregnant with Marshal Cyno’s baby, he’s so enthralled by you that he won’t let anyone hurt you.”
Cyno couldn’t help but burst out.
Belu was deliberately leading public opinion, and if he made any defense for his little mate, it would be discounted because he was enchanted.
Gu Yu pursed his lips and opened his terminal into Star Network.
Cyno moved quickly and grabbed his hand: “You should rest.”
Gu Yu looked at him, “Did Belu put the video online? That’s the logical thing to do, otherwise he just acted like a psycho.”
His lips pursed slightly, he was still a little angry and spoke much sharper, “I need to see the news, he’s smearing me and creating panic. I need to know the specifics so I can come up with a solution.”
Cyno looked at him, “First you promise me: no anger, no rage, no fear, no tension.”
Gu Yu exhaled and raised a smile, “Okay.”
The video was uploaded only a short time ago and it caused a buzz, with many comments tinged with panic.
[Are all those natural females fake? What will happen?]
[Oh my god, is Little Yu actually a member of the Star Pirates?]
[I don’t believe it. Scarlet is notorious. it must be a deliberate attempt to frame Little Yu!]
[In fact, I was puzzled before, Little Yu suddenly appeared on the Voltstar, right? Although his being put into the wrong trailer during the space-time gap is possible, the odds are particularly small, or very problematic.]
[Think carefully, ah, as far as I know, during the transformation, the males are out of range. Is the fear that the males will notice that something is wrong?]
The conspiracy seemed to be gaining more popularity, and more and more people were trying to find ‘proof’ that the transformation was problematic.
Gu Yu was at peace with himself.
He had seen many news stories of people who had become popular overnight and then had their reputation deteriorate and their popularity drop quickly because of some rumors.
When the rumors were confirmed to be false, there would be a bunch of heartache again and his fame would rise again. He had no ghost in his heart, and was not afraid of being criticized. He just wanted to find a simple way to deal with it.