Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Husky – that name sounds interesting, is it any particular species?” Wei Long blinked curiously, opened the door for him, leaned down gracefully and slightly, and guided Shang HaoJia toward the dining room.
“I’m a noble snow wolf, not some damn husky!”
The two of them looked up at the sound of the voice, and before Shang HaoJia could react, he was skillfully swept into the arms of the vampire. He turned backward half a circle, avoiding the werewolf friend who fell from the sky.
Probably because he was too eager to explain clearly, He JiaLun’s body had already partly started his wolf transformation. Soft and fine white hair grew on his body, his eyes turned into an icy blue, and two ears stood on top of his head. A large tail protruded through his pants and hung down from behind him, before he couldn’t help but shake it twice, and then it was clamped tightly between his legs.
“Hello, my snow wolf friend.” Looking at the conspicuous three-fire pattern on his brow, Shang HaoJia nodded convincingly. Looking at the soft and shiny dog fur, he finally couldn’t resist raising his hand and scratching his chin in a friendly manner.
“Owu—wuuu…” He JiaLun couldn’t help but wag his tail and instinctively howl, but only halfway through the howl it turned into a cry of aggravation to the extreme. Covering his face with two dog paws that were hidden in his sleeves, he sneezed and leapt down from the second floor veranda without looking back and rushed out of the villa with his tail between his legs.
Watching the poked humanoid husky hide his face and leave, the good natured Doctor Shang once again felt a strong sense of guilt and turned back vainly to ask a question, “He seems to have been hit quite hard… do I need to go and apologize?”
“Please don’t mind, in fact – we’re quite used to this kind of situation.” Wei Long waved his hand with a smile, his right hand was clenched into a fist against the tip of his nose, and he coughed lightly to hide his laughter. “Werewolves will have obvious changes in their personalities and behaviors after transforming, except that – unlike most werewolves who become irritable and impulsive, Jia Lun will become more sentimental and neurotic, and more difficult to communicate with, and often wants to only find people to be pet. For this reason, we usually don’t support him to change at will.”
“Now I suddenly want to ask him about his family history – the werewolf who lives in the third class fell in love with the husky girl who was well-dressed by her master, and I have already made up a dog drama comparable to Titanic.” Shang HaoJia shook his head and muttered in a low voice, as he followed Wei Long down the spiral staircase, and couldn’t help but look up again, “Mr. Wei, this villa is so big, are you and Mr. He the only two people living here?”
“No, no, actually this is where many of my friends have temporarily settled. Because of my personal experience, I am also very willing to help them in their temporary stage of distress – of course, my friend, there is always a room left here for you, any time you feel tired or hungry, you can land here. I swear on the honor of my family that the next time you visit, I will never make the foolish mistake of taking off your clothes without permission.” Wei Long suddenly stood and bowed gracefully towards him, his tone warm and full of sincerity, simply interpreting the standard meaning of the word ‘hospitality’ from head to toe.
He didn’t expect that his casual question would lead to such a big answer, Shang HaoJia was so frightened by him, that he took a half step back, and was about to vigilantly reject this inexplicable pie from the sky, when his attention was suddenly attracted by a tantalizing aroma.
In front of him, a pie was slowly falling from the sky.
“…” Shang HaoJia stared at the plate of pies with mixed feelings, not knowing how to react for a while.
“A’Li, are you going to take on the delivery duties again today?” With a smile in the air, Wei Long lifted his hand to take the plate of pies and apologetically bowed slightly towards Shang HaoJia, “Considering that your eating habits are perhaps more Chinese, I asked Master Meng Tian Shi to prepare dinner for you, but I didn’t expect that it would be A’Li who would deliver the food… This is also one of my friends in the villa, a ghost that has lived for more than a thousand years. The one whose property I mentioned earlier was turned over to the state was this one friend who was down on his luck.”
“Nice to meet you…” Shang HaoJia couldn’t see the exact location of the ghost, and could only guess and arched his hand in mid-air, then felt a gust of wind from the back of his neck vaguely scraped, which made him involuntarily shiver, “I want to ask a question, but I don’t know if this question is offensive – may I ask, do all people who pass away leave behind ghosts?”
As an Emergency Department doctor, Shang HaoJia was certainly not afraid of corpses, but this must be based on a lack of belief in ghosts in this world.
After knowing that there was indeed a living ghost in front of him, Doctor Shang, who once dared to sleep in the morgue, suddenly felt an indefinable chill vaguely creeping up his back.
“That’s not true – in fact, since the netherworld is very responsible in all countries, only very few ghosts will inadvertently linger on earth due to registration errors or accidental deaths.” Wei Long shook his head, explained thoughtfully, and greeted the ghost in mid-air, who had apparently floated back, “A’Li’s condition was in a special category – she met a ghost while walking at night and was scared to death. In fact, until now she is still very afraid of ghosts, so for her own safety, she will always follow the celestial master responsible for removing ghosts, and rarely dare to go out alone.”
“I always thought it was just a novel. Becoming a ghost after being scared to death by a ghost, the scene must have been very awkward at one point…” Taking the pie Wei Long handed over, Shang HaoJia nodded thoughtfully and took another wary, tentative bite, “Considering your overall diet system, I still have to confirm – there’s no strange filling in this, is there?”
“Please rest assured that the Celestial Master is also a normal human being, which is why I asked him to prepare your dinner.” Looking at his wary expression, Wei Long couldn’t help but lose his smile and nod patiently, yet sigh lightly with regret, “In fact, I should have set up a grand feast to entertain your arrival. It’s just that I don’t know much about human food yet, so I’m not well prepared, so I’ll have to ask your forgiveness.”
“It’s okay, it’s okay, I’m already overwhelmed with gratitude that you managed to give me a meal.” Hearing his reassurance, Wei Long was relieved and Shang HaoJia quickly settled the few pies in front of him, finally telling his vaguely aching stomach to iron itself out. “Speaking of which – I’m still curious about the way you eat. You are a vampire, so by definition your food is blood, right? But since you have hemophobia, how can you smoothly resolve this contradiction?”
“In fact, we vampires don’t need food, blood is just one source of our power.” Wei Long patiently shook his head, and poured another glass of red wine to hand him. “But to get power, in fact, is not limited to sucking blood. In this world, there are many mysterious caves and ruins within the hidden natural altars that can replenish our power. As long as I can successfully find them and replenish my power once, I can sustain myself for quite some time.”
“That doesn’t sound too bad, like a treasure hunt.” Shang HaoJia nodded with interest and was about to ask some more questions that he had been curious about when the phone in his pocket suddenly vibrated.
“Sorry.” Nodding apologetically toward Wei Long, Shang HaoJia took out his phone from his pocket, and after scanning the caller alert, his face suddenly turned serious, “It’s me, what’s wrong?”
“Old Shang, I’m sorry – I know you’re on holiday. The section can’t cope, so can you hurry back to help?”
The voice on the other end was apologetic, but more than that, it was impotently anxious and exhausted, obviously facing a very difficult and headache-inducing situation.
The Emergency Department’s staff, although in short supply, was usually sufficient, not to mention the recent arrival of several interns. Once it got to the point where they needed to call someone back in an emergency, there was either a serious back-to-back car accident, a fire or an explosion somewhere, and it was never an ideal situation.
“Okay, tell me about the situation first so I can prepare myself.” Shang HaoJia hurriedly got up, gestured toward Wei Long, and ran up to the room on the second floor with quick steps.
“We don’t know what’s going on – it seems like there’s suddenly been a massive animal mauling downtown, and now there are more and more injured people who look like they’ve been clawed by bears or tigers or something. A few also have broken ribs and need emergency surgery. We’ve transferred external people to come over for support, but it’s still not enough…” The voice from the other side was somewhat intermittent from all the running, the background was also interspersed with a lot of groans. The situation was obviously very chaotic and urgent.
“Understand… I’m on my way to the hospital.”
These two days of experience got Shang HaoJia to subconsciously guess the truth, and his heart couldn’t help but slightly sink as he threw down his phone to grab a jacket to put on. As soon as he turned around, he met Wei Long’s equally serious and worried gaze.
“It can’t be Jia Lun – he’s not usually aggressive when he’s bestial, and I’ve been trimming his nails.”
“I know it’s not him, huskies usually don’t scratch people, they go straight for the throat and tear.” Shang HaoJia nodded, pounded his vaguely sore back twice, and finally took a brave step forward and put his hands on Wei Long’s shoulders, “My friend, even though I know this request is a bit much – would you be willing to give me one more ride and take me back to the hospital as soon as possible?”
“Not at all excessive – on the contrary, I am willing to serve you from the inside out, with all my heart.” Wei Long’s eyes suddenly lit up and he nodded without hesitation, opening his arms toward him enthusiastically, “I will pay attention to my posture, and please believe me that you will not be hurt again this time.”