Chapter 60: A Family of Five
Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Editor: Sulo loves this family of five ♡
The next day, when Gu YuMian got up, the little snow leopard had become a lazy ball in his arms, and the other three children… The baby panda was stuck on the soft sofa, sleeping with a big fluffy tail in his arms. The little fox curled up carefully next to him.
Gu YuMian didn’t see the little husky. When he took back his gaze doubtfully, he almost laughed — the little guy had grabbed the edge of the bed with his paw, and kept a fierce look of contempt as he fell asleep on the floor.
He had probably wanted to climb to the top of the couch but he had felt too sleepy before reaching it. He didn’t need to guess that the little snow leopard was the one who took YuanYuan, QiuQiu and Er Ha out of bed in the middle of the night.
“TuanTuan,” Gu YuMian took the three cubs to bed, then sighed and tapped the little snow leopard’s forehead, “You’re not young. Why are you so childish?”
The little snow leopard was half-asleep and half-awake. He knew that Gu YuMian was saying he was not good. He was unreasonable. He put his face on the floor and grabbed his finger.
Gu YuMian, “……”
After washing and cleaning, he made breakfast. First, he checked the lost notice of his cub registered in the official neighborhood committee — no parents came to claim him.
Two strangers called, but Gu YuMian didn’t have permission to call back, so he had to wait for the other party to call again.
“Drink some soymilk and fry a cake this morning.”
Gu YuMian now missed his regular breakfast.
In his last life, when he was studying in Sichuan, he would have a small bowl of noodle for breakfast, or bean milk with pancakes. The smooth hot bean milk with fragrant pancakes would leave him in a good mood all day long.
Gu YuMian mixed flour, cornmeal, eggs and oil to make a batter, and then kneaded the dough with flour. The children got up again and again.
After kneading the dough, he washed his hands and took a hot towel to help the fox clean his face, “QiuQiu, is YuanYuan still asleep?”
The little fox chirped twice, which meant that the baby panda and the little husky were asleep.
“Okay, thank you. You’re amazing.” The little fox was the most insecure child in the family, so Gu YuMian praised him more every day. He picked up the fox and let him put his head on the collar of his coat. The fox shyly held his tail and drew up into Gu YuMian’s arms.
The little snow leopard lay on Gu YuMian’s shoulder and gave the little fox a cold glance.
Gu YuMian rubbed his small head, cut the dough into small pieces, and rolled them into pancakes with a rolling pin. Then, he fried the pancakes in hot oil until they were crispy — the golden pancakes were bubbling with oil, fragrant and crispy.
After making the crispy cakes, he then made the pancakes. Gu YuMian scooped a spoon of batter and put it into the pot. He made the batter into a full circle at the bottom of the pot, beat two eggs and spread them evenly over the top.
In the sound of the hot oil popping, the golden egg pancake was also completed.
The bacon and lettuce for the side dishes were prepared long ago. Gu YuMian filled out the pancakes and began to add things to the pancakes under the eyes of the little fox and the little snow leopard.
“Okay, TuanTuan, QiuQiu, you can eat it.” Gu YuMian nodded contentedly, wrapped two cakes in paper, and handed one each to the little fox and the little snow leopard.
The fox swallowed his saliva and carefully opened the paper bag with his claws to reveal the pancakes inside——
On both sides of the golden, smooth and pliable pancake was fat, thin and chewy smoked bacon. The fresh green onions and lettuce were interspersed in the middle, which was covered with salad dressing, and then sandwiched with a layer of crispy cake. The rich and attractive fragrance couldn’t be resisted by anyone.
He took a bite, from the soft and tender omelet to the tight bacon inside, and the crisp lettuce diluted all the greasiness. The most amazing thing was that the crispy pancakes were filled with thin, fragrant, crispy bacon and crispy lettuce, accompanied by a mouth full of cooked eggs. He would never forget this taste!
Not to mention the thick and mellow hot soymilk, which could relieve the greasiness, nourish the stomach and quench the thirst. It was hot and fragrant, and it could be eaten together. It was so comfortable and delicious that he wanted to roll on the spot.
“Ji!” The little fox held the pancake in his two claws. Although it was still a little hot, he could not help but bite into it again and again. The little snow leopard insisted that Gu YuMian hold the cake and feed him. While eating, he wagged his long tail happily.
The response was very good.
… At the same time, the smell of pancakes floating in the wind like a little hook, caught the noses of the baby panda and little husky.
The baby panda was confused, and his stomach growled several times, as he held his claws and sucked on it. But the little husky got up directly, opened a pair of majestic brown eyes, jumped out of bed, and walked backward while drooling.
Then, like a small rocket, he launched into the kitchen.
Gu YuMian was wrapping a third pancake. Suddenly, a hurricane blew by and took the pancake in his hand.
Then, he heard a huge ‘boom’!
Gu YuMian, “???”
He looked at his empty palm, looked at the fox who was equally dazed, and then slowly looked at the door.
From the kitchen, he could see that a hole had been opened in the window.
The little husky turned around with a flower pot on his head, grinned as he ate the pancake, snorted and wagged his tail at Gu YuMian.
“Awoo, Awoo!” Good morning, man!
The little fox, with pancakes in his mouth, leaned against the baby panda, who slowly rubbed his eyes, and stared at the window. The little snow leopard glanced at the little husky with disdain, and looked away without interest, which was pure.
The little husky was in the window hole, his face was filled with silly exultation, and the flower pot on his head was the catnip just planted by Gu YuMian some time ago.
Gu YuMian, “…ErEr, you…” He didn’t know what to say for a moment, and then he shook his head with a smile. Gu YuMian washed his hands and went to the window to hold little ErHa. That’s when a communication notification came in.
Gu YuMian wanted to hang up, but he thought of the two missed calls earlier.
“Hello, Mr. Gu. I’m the editor in charge of the author Ling Xiao.” It was a very gentle middle-aged male voice, which gave off a very refined feeling.
Gu YuMian, “Hello. Author Ling Xiao?”
“Yes, Ling Xiao is an author of suspense novels. His books are very popular all over the world. He… Last year, his film and television adaptation copyright alone sold for hundreds of millions of copyright fees.” The editor politely explained, a little confused, “Have you really not heard of him?”
Gu YuMian vaguely remembered that the first two days he said he would read more books and searched on the Internet. It seemed that the first few books he glanced at were indeed from the author Ling Xiao.
He didn’t know why he nodded since the man couldn’t see him, “Mn, so?”
Gu YuMian, while communicating with the man, took Er Ha down from the window and patted the dust and dirt off the little guy. The little husky who was held by Gu YuMian, ate the pancakes several times, showing his princely expression that he had reached the peak, and wagged his tail crazily.
On the other side of the communication the editor said, “Ling Xiao’s writing is good at meticulous reasoning and detailed psychological description of the characters. He has a good reputation and a high sales volume, which is both good and popular.”
Gu YuMian nodded, “Mn.”
On the other side, the little husky who was still full of pancakes, puckered his head into the kitchen sink to see if he had anything else to eat. Gu YuMian had no time to stop him. He opened the tap curiously, and his face was drenched with cold water, which turned him into a stupid soaking wet baby.
On the other side of the phone, “He also won the first prize in literature last year, which is his fourth year defending the first title. He is known as the first person to break through the contemporary book reasoning novels.”
Gu YuMian praised, “He’s very powerful.”
On the other side, the little husky was confused for a while, and soon he was full of energy. He shook the water off his body and ran after the little fox all over the house. A pile of pots and pans were overturned in the middle, causing the little snow leopard to laugh mercilessly.
“He never shows up in public. Fans call him a ‘mysterious hermit and ascetic monk, walking alone on the road of reasoning’.”
Gu YuMian began to wonder, “What did you call me for?”
On the other side, in just half a minute, the whole kitchen had been made a mess of by the little husky, leaving only a small piece of quiet where Gu YuMian was standing. The baby panda was holding his belly and watching him make trouble with relish. The little fox tried to dissuade him and hung his head.
After brewing for a while, it seemed that the editor could not bear it any longer, saying, “Is there a husky puppy around you? I saw your announcement.”
Gu YuMian, “Yes.”
Communication, “That’s Ling Xiao.”
Gu YuMian, “So it is…” He stopped, really understood and digested the sentence, “Sorry, what did you say?”
The editor repeated, “That’s Ling Xiao. He moved to your next house recently. Have you had any trouble? In addition, I have a kind invitation, if you can…”
Gu YuMian only heard the first half of the sentence, and then his brain emptied a little bit. His eyes were fixed on the little husky’s face. The little guy grinned at him stupidly and excitedly, and walked around Gu YuMian’s feet. He looked like a heartless, landlord’s fool, ErHa…
——The number one sales volume, film and television adaptation copyright fees of hundreds of millions, mysterious and heroic hermit with weird ascetics.
The little snow leopard knew for a long time and he just yawned. The baby panda couldn’t understand it. He was naive, ‘What’s going on?’
And Gu YuMian and the fox who were listening to the other end of the phone, “…”
Their world view had been cracked for the first time ever.
An hour later, Gu YuMian didn’t believe it at first because it didn’t seem true. He didn’t expect that the other party really took out the evidence, and asked the little husky to show Gu YuMian the information on his optical computer certification. So Gu YuMian had to believe it in the end.
Originally, the editor called to say that he wanted Gu YuMian to take care of the little husky — if he wanted to, they could pay a huge fee. Of course, Gu YuMian declined the reward.
“His nature is quite… lively,” the editor said. “Originally he was a resident of the Upper Urban District, but his pass was revoked because of too much damage. I’ve asked someone to take care of him before. I can’t stand running around.”
Although the little husky was so warm and brilliant to Gu YuMian, he was not to others. He had his own fierce, defiant look, coupled with his terrible destructive power, he was exhausting. In the past, people who came to see him could not endure a week.
“He —” Gu YuMian thought for a moment, avoided the children, covered the microphone and asked in a low voice, “What about his parents? He doesn’t look like an adult. Without parents, at least there should be guardians.”
The editor said, “He was misdiagnosed at birth and they said he couldn’t awaken any power, and was thrown away by his parents. In a word, he woke up at the age of five, and because of his power, he began to write novels. Ling Xiao has always been alone his whole life.”
So the child was far from adulthood. 1
He could have been adopted, but after being rejected by three or four families for reasons such as his character, the little husky was unwilling to apply again and simply lived by himself.
Although he lived by himself, he often felt embarrassed and hurt a lot.
The little snow leopard listened carelessly. After listening to this sentence, his eyes sank.
It was not uncommon to be abandoned because one couldn’t awaken.
Gu YuMian didn’t understand, was power and mental power so important? Why could some people abandon their own children because they couldn’t awaken their spiritual power? And some people, because the spiritual power of their children’s awakening was very strong and rare, had been strict with their children since they were young, and didn’t even give them a decent childhood…
Gu YuMian was silent and hugged the snow leopard even more.
The little husky stayed with the little fox and the baby panda not far away, and played a game of ‘head butting’ with the baby panda. The little fox earnestly chirped and told them what to do. With a word of advice, the little husky let out a cry.
At this time, the little husky looked at Gu YuMian from his side, and after a moment, he grinned heartlessly at him, “Awoo.”
Gu YuMian couldn’t help but laugh, and the sad feeling in his heart was gone. He thought and thought, and then nodded cautiously, “I can take care of him.”
There were three children in the family. Gu YuMian was afraid that the love and care given to them by himself would not be enough… But he couldn’t do it if he didn’t care about the little husky.
Gu YuMian was a little idealistic in nature. He would think of his little snow leopard, TuanTuan, who he also thought could not wake up and would have to wander outside alone. Would TuanTuan be lonely if he didn’t meet him and met someone else who didn’t want to take him?
Stop. Gu YuMian was quiet for a while and looked around the house.
The autumn air was crisp and the sun was just right. The originally empty room had become crowded at some time — three fluffy babies were making noise in the living room. One pushed the other and the other bumped back, and there was a lazy TuanTuan lying on his shoulder.
The family became lively, and he was no longer alone. He had a real home in the interstellar era thousands of years after his death.
Gu YuMian took a long breath, “TuanTuan, YuanYuan, QiuQiu, ErEr.”
The baby panda touched his belly, ‘What’s the matter?’
The little husky shook his head, “Awoo?”
Little fox, “Jii?”
The little snow leopard idly tilted his head and rubbed his ears against Gu YuMian’s neck.
The early autumn sun came in.
Gu YuMian had a smile in his eyes, “Can you give me a hug?”
In the next second, he was overwhelmed by four fluffy babies. The baby panda’s round head rubbed against Gu YuMian’s palm, and the little husky happily pushed into his arms, and the little fox curled up into a ball for him to hold. The little snow leopard sat on his shoulder, arrogant and fascinated, closed his eyes and kissed his earlobe.
Gu YuMian’s heart melted into marshmallows, holding the children and pouring them back into the soft blanket.
There were four such lovely cubs that could be held anytime, anywhere.
Life was complete.
The little snow leopard opened his eyes, calmly and unhappily, and pressed his paw on the tip of Gu YuMian’s nose.
Don’t look at those stupid things.
Also, don’t say that life is complete because of other people!
Gu YuMian, of course, could not understand the meaning of the snow leopard’s thoughts. He contentedly grasped little brat’s paw and kissed him.
Time flew by, the top 20 in the Rookie Competition was over, and then the top 10 were announced. Of course, Gu YuMian had always been the stable number one, so he didn’t pay much attention to it.
The second week after the little husky came to his home, Gu YuMian decided to catch the tail of summer and take the children to an amusement park.
When he came back from the amusement park, it would be time to prepare for the Mid-Autumn Festival and winter, and to celebrate Shuo Han’s birthday — Gu YuMian had asked, and found out that Shuo Han’s birthday was next week.
Gu YuMian came in spring, so a year passed in a blink of an eye.
At seven o’clock this evening, Gu YuMian opened the live broadcast on time.
“Hello, I’m anchor Gu YuMian,” he briefly introduced himself, looking at the rising number of viewers and bending his eyes, “We are going to the amusement park with the children in a moment. First we will have dinner, and then we’ll go to Utopia.”
Utopia was the most popular amusement park on Capital Star, which was similar to Disney World of Ancient Earth and the theme amusement park of animated films. There were more or less ‘Utopian fans’ among the interstellar residents.
Over the past few days, Gu YuMian had not only stabilized his popularity, but also had an increase of a large number of fans in every live broadcast, without any fan saturation.
In just a few minutes, tens of millions of viewers had come in, with many bullet screens flying by!
[Lemon is just me: Aaaaah! New! Broadcast! Now! ]
[Vivian: MianMian’s going to Utopia?? My favorite anchor is going to my favorite amusement park. I love it!]
[User 1937: Confirmed the price. It’s an amusement park I can’t afford. However, does going to the amusement park mean that the live broadcast of the anchor will last longer? Only one or two hours a day is not enough! QAQ]
Utopia was different from other amusement parks. Its suggested time was at night, and they said to stay for two days and three nights.
Gu YuMian nodded, “It’s going to be longer today — let’s have dinner first and then go.”
Gu YuMian picked up the fox, and then they saw the fox was in a chef’s hat.
“QiuQiu will be cooking today to help me,” Gu YuMian said in a warm voice. “Besides dinner, I have to make some lunches and snacks.”
Unlike Disney, Utopia customers could bring their own food and water, or even cook, but they had to pay attention to the environment, or there would be a huge fine. 2
The little fox, with his small face taut, looked very shy and nervous. The baby panda patted his back with his claws. The little husky was in perfect condition. He stared at the chef’s hat on the top of the fox stupidly, trying to guess whether it was delicious.
The little snow leopard had been sour for a long time. Although he was not interested in cooking, it didn’t mean that he liked watching Gu YuMian cook with other cubs.
It was a real eyesore.
Gu YuMian hugged this and cajoled that, and finally pacified all of them, saying, “Mn, let’s not talk much nonsense. Let’s start.”
- (Addis note: Awakened at 5, 5 years writing, assume Er Ha is 10, still a child.)
- This is actually incorrect. Disney states that you may bring food and drinks into the park, including all snacks and foods that do not require heating. Guests are required to inform security staff about any food items or picnics they are bringing into the park.