Chapter 131: Eighth World (14)
Translated by Zombie Shiya of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
After getting out of the basement, Bai Duan subconsciously breathed a sigh of relief and stretched his body.
Nie LanLei, with a smile on his eyes and a tone of teasing, asked, “What? Why do I feel like you are very tired?”
“Yes, tired, my heart feels tired,” Bai Duan nodded and answered honestly. He didn’t like to think about complex problems, but his senses were extremely sharp, and he could feel the emotions of others easily — those disordered feelings made him very uncomfortable. “Human beings always have too many thoughts and desires, so I prefer to be alone. I don’t care about other people, I just want to relax and be comfortable.”
“You can’t be alone,” Nie LanLei chuckled. “Do you want to be a ‘playboy’ and just leave me behind?”
Bai Duan was stupefied for a moment, then his mouth curved up. His tone was light, “Okay, then I will include you, we will always be together.” After a pause, he suddenly thought of something, and his mood turned a bit bad, “But I heard that ‘people are social animals’, and I like living away from people, but you don’t… Can you really live in an environment where you can’t see anyone but me all your life? ”
“Why not?” Nie LanLei raised his hand to hold his lover’s hand and gently kissed him on the cheeks. “As long as you are here, any kind of life is like heaven for me — to be exact, if there are only the two of us in my life, that would be something I can’t wait for!”
——Hmn, yes, only the two of them, it would be even better if there weren’t even a single other animal. That would be perfect!
Bai Duan pursed his lips together and glanced sideways at Nie LanLei, he was both happy and suspicious.
He could see that Nie LanLei was truthful in his words at the moment, but he couldn’t be sure how long it would last. But… If Nie LanLei couldn’t stand being away from people for too long, he could also accompany him to integrate into human society. After all, if they wanted to stay together, both sides naturally needed to compromise, and Bai Duan didn’t want his partner to be depressed because of his selfish preferences.
Glancing aside for a moment, Bai Duan quickly turned his attention to another aspect, “By the way, why did you want me to say that before? You’re totally capable of protecting yourself, aren’t you? Of course — if there is a danger, I will protect you…” After a pause, Bai Duan hesitated again. “Is that what you meant by that look? I didn’t get it wrong, did I?”
“Of course you’re right!” Nie LanLei laughed happily. “I didn’t expect you would understand me.”
“I didn’t expect to be able to do that either,” The corner of Bai Duan’s mouth twitched.
“It shows that we have a connected heart and we’re a perfect match,” Nie LanLei laughed more and more happily. Although Bai Duan was confused, everything was clear in his heart, which showed that Bai Duan’s soul was getting stronger and stronger, and that had really shaken the seal on their dao contract, making this miracle of understanding each other with just one look possible.
Bai Duan was very happy by Nie LanLei’s words. Anyway, this kind of ‘connected heart’ thing was not bad, so he was also lazy and didn’t care to dig deep into the reasons, “You haven’t answered me, why did you want me to say that?”
“Of course, it’s to warn someone,” Nie LanLei raised his eyebrow and suddenly became discontented. He raised his hand and tapped on the bridge of Bai Duan’s nose. “You’re a real flirtatious guy. If you flirt with me, then it’s natural. But how can you flirt with others?”
Bai Duan was innocently scolded by Nie LanLei, “When did I ever flirt with someone?”
“If you’re not flirting, why were you so tender and considerate to that Bai Ting? It made her fall for you,” Nie LanLei snorted.
Bai Duan’s face was flushed with blood, “I think I’m cold enough towards her…” Thinking for a moment, he turned his head slightly, “The only soft words I said to her were that I should thank her for taking care of the headmistress. It didn’t mean anything else.”
“But that’s enough for her imagination,” Nie LanLei said coldly, “I would have taught her a profound lesson if you hadn’t promised to send her to the survivors’ base safely.”
Bai Duan silently looked at Nie LanLei who was drinking vinegar and getting angry. He secretly decided to stay away from Bai Ting so as not to hurt the innocent girl. However, he didn’t dislike Nie LanLei’s jealous appearance — really… Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
“Of course I’m not comfortable watching her dangling in front of me trying to hook up with you — I won’t ‘hurt’ her ‘body’ infront of you, but it’s OK to hit her spirit a little, right?” Nie LanLei narrowed his eyes unkindly, “Since she likes you, I want her to watch our sweet love develop and see that you love me with all your heart and how you’re completely obedient to me, then she can give up in face of all the obstacles~” Then Nie LanLei lowered his voice. “I will make her drink a hundred folds of the amount of vinegar she made me drink. Hehehe, I don’t believe I can’t kill her with sourness!”
Bai Duan, with a cold face, “Who is obedient to you, you say? Where’s your conscience?”
“My conscience is in your place, everything that is mine is yours.” Nie LanLei had no conscience, and no skin, then he landed a big smooch on Bai Duan’s face, “Remember to cooperate with me ~”
Bai Duan, “……………”
Bai Duan had wondered why he fell for such a guy, like he did time and time again, just as he did in this one as well. They finally walked out of the intricate alley as Bai Duan pondered about that, and soon arrived at the entrance of the farmer’s market.
The golden snub-nosed monkey, who was hinted to hide in the sides ever since Bai Ting appeared, finally got to see the two. It couldn’t wait any longer and jumped into Bai Duan’s arms — only for Nie LanLei to hold onto its neck and throw it aside mercilessly.
Bai Duan pitied the golden snub-nosed monkey, who skillfully landed on the ground, obviously it was accustomed to such treatment. Then he looked at the more and more overboard and unreasonable Nie LanLei, who was jealous again. He couldn’t help but sigh.
After making sure that no one was following them, Bai Duan set up the mental barrier again. They entered the farmer’s market together, and began to look for the seeds that were in his mind.
The vegetables and meat in the farmer’s market had rotted completely. The rotten smell mixed with the smell of zombies was unbearable. So Bai Duan and Nie LanLei didn’t walk around the market much. They went straight to the shops selling crops and seeds. They cleared up several small shops along the way, getting enough food and water for the headmistress and the orphans for the trip to the base, then they left in a hurry. Fortunately, no one went into the market after the apocalypse, so there were still many things like biscuits, ham, sausages, instant noodles, drinks and mineral water. They only hope that the rotten smell didn’t affect the food.
Running out of the farmer’s market, Bai Duan and Nie LanLei took deep breaths, which made them feel that their lungs and nose finally recovered.
In fact, the air outside the farmer’s market was not very fresh. The whole urban area was filled with the faint smell of rotten flesh, which was not fresh and pleasant like the air in the western mountainous area. It was not long since they left, but Bai Duan had missed the comfortable life there so very much, he just couldn’t wait to go back.
However, before that, they had to take the group of children and an elderly person to the military base. Even they didn’t know how long it would take.
With a sigh, Bai Duan was in a bad mood. Nie LanLei naturally knew what he was thinking, and raised his hand to pat his head in comfort, “After taking them to the military base, we will go home, and we will never come out again. Anyway, whatever we needed to get has already been collected.”
“Good,” Bai Duan’s spirit was slightly lifted. Subconsciously, he gave Nie LanLei a smile, and then suddenly his expression stiffened. He swatted Nie LanLei’s hand off from the top of his head and said, “Don’t touch my head. I’m your senior!”
Nie LanLei spread his palm and shrugged — it could not be helped. No matter how many worlds they’ve been together in, no matter who was older or younger, Bai Duan was always the little lover who Nie LanLei needed to protect. So, it just felt so right to pat his head.
Seeing that Nie LanLei didn’t mean to change at all, Bai Duan naturally felt that his dignity as a senior had been challenged, so he lectured Nie LanLei for a while with dissatisfaction, but his lecture was perfunctorized by Nie LanLei.
The two bickered all the way back to the basement. This time, Bai Duan didn’t ask the golden snub-nosed monkey to leave, he let it continue to squat on his shoulder.
Hearing their footsteps and conversations, Bai Ting, who had been waiting anxiously for them, opened the door in a hurry. Unfortunately, the long prepared greeting words had not yet been voiced, and she saw Bai Duan and Nie LanLei messing around merrily, she immediately got another 10000 critical hits.
Bai Duan, who never even sugared his words when it came to her, who always had a mild expression, was now hugged at the waist by Nie LanLei, who was whispering something intimately in Bai Duan’s ear. Bai Duan’s face was full of smiles, though he also looked a little embarrassed. His white cheeks were also flushed with a faint glow — no matter who the person was, anyone could see at a glance that he was really happy.
Bai Duan’s whole attention was focused on Nie LanLei, he didn’t even notice that the basement door had opened. Nie LanLei was the one who notified him, making Bai Duan turn around to find Bai Ting standing not far away.
In an instant, the smile in Bai Duan’s eyes faded like a tide. The only thing remaining was alienation and indifference. He nodded politely to her, “Are the headmistress and the children OK?”
“…OK,” Bai Ting had a hard time squeezing out a word, she moved aside as her lips moved to talk, letting them in and looking at Bai Duan and Nie LanLei’s intimate gestures.
With their backs to Bai Ting, Bai Duan stared at Nie LanLei and secretly poked him in the waist — are you satisfied now?
Nie LanLei, who was stabbed by Bai Duan, felt a tingle in his heart — of course, my dear, I’m very satisfied with it. Please do more in the future~
Bai Duan, “…………”
——For the first time, Bai Duan deliberately showed their love in front of others, which was really something worth noting and sweet. Bai Duan only felt that his cheeks were burning faintly, and his heart was full of shame, embarrassment and… secretive joy.
——He must have been led astray by Nie LanLei!
The author has something to say:
The next world, I want to write the seme cross-dressing ~ because there are not many ancient world in this novel, so the setting is going to be ancient Chinese. XDDDD