Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Here, lie down.” Hong Fan stood in front of a white instrument, patted the mattress, and smiled, “Pretty little guy.”
Luo ZhouZhou stood in front of the closed door and asked hesitantly, “What if it turns out I’m not human? Will they lock me up or burn me to death?”
Hong Fan looked at him and said, “I don’t think you need the checkup any more, the outcome is pretty obvious.”
Luo ZhouZhou stood still after hearing that.
Hong Fan quickly added, “Just kidding, come on, don’t be afraid, I’ll just see if something else is pressing on your brain nerves. When I was as old as you are, I had a lot of strange thoughts, and people who didn’t understand them thought there was something wrong with my brain.” Hong Fan reminisced, “but actually it’s others who don’t understand your world, isn’t it?”
Luo ZhouZhou didn’t say anything. He knew she was trying to comfort him, thinking that everything was just his own whims. But she was wrong, he really was different from others.
“Even if it turns out that you’re not human, I’ll do my best to keep your secret, and I won’t lock you up or burn you to death.” Hong Fan raised her right hand and swore, “I promise.”
Luo ZhouZhou watched her, saw the sincerity on her face, and finally went to the white cabin. After lying down, he instructed, “And no need for complete secrecy, you can politely tell General Luo Pei that I may not be his son.”
“Okay.” Hong Fan pushed an instrument to the side of his head and turned it on.
The instrument extended its mechanical arm, holding Luo ZhouZhou’s head in place, and a bright red light moved slowly overhead. He clutched the sheet at his side, his heart beating a little too hard.
“Relax, it’s okay.” Hong Fan looked at the 3-D display on the countertop. “Your brain is healthy, both nerves and blood vessels are normal. There aren’t any tumors growing, and there are no lumps. Look, this is your brain, how beautiful…”
Her gentle voice rang out from time to time amidst the slight mechanical buzz.
Luo ZhouZhou gradually relaxed and began to wonder in his heart. Could it be that this device couldn’t detect that he was a vampire?
“Your glands are just maturing and growing well, and it looks like your heat will arrive soon.” Hong Fan had no idea about his inner thoughts, and was still carefully explaining. After checking some other things, she took off her gloves and threw them in the trash basket and said, “It’s over, get up.”
When Luo ZhouZhou got up after putting on his shoes, Hong Fan extended her right hand to him and smiled, “Welcome to the Institute, Luo ZhouZhou.”
Outside the room, Qi Fen had already left, and Luo Pei was standing in front of the window, staring outside. When he heard the door slam, he instantly turned to look at Hong Fan.
“General Luo, Mr. Luo is healthy and there is no abnormality at all.” Hong Fan said.
Luo Pei breathed a sigh of relief, and a smile appeared on his face. But in an instant, the corner of his mouth sank back down and he looked at Luo ZhouZhou with anger, “So you were deliberately acting crazy and foolish in front of me, right?”
“But his glands have matured, and he may have his heat soon,” Hong Fan continued.
Luo Pei was startled, looked at Luo ZhouZhou with a hint of discomfort on his face, and said, “I will tell his mother to prepare him for this.”
“Mmm, it’s good to be prepared in advance.” Hong Fan nodded approvingly and said, “But I don’t really recommend using inhibitors, General Luo should consider finding a suitable Alpha for him.”
“He’s still young.” Luo Pei didn’t sound happy to hear this.
“Using too many inhibitors is not good for health, and I believe General Luo knows that.” Hong Fan said no more, bid farewell to the two of them and returned to the room.
Luo Pei took Luo ZhouZhou back to the lab and said, “I’ve made a deal with Director Qi, you will work here from now on. Don’t try to escape again, just stay inside, be smart, and be diligent, understand?”
Luo ZhouZhou was still thinking about the examination, and his thoughts were confused, both happy and despondent. Called to his senses by Luo Pei’s stern tone of voice, he replied, “Heard it clearly,” even though he only heard the last part of the sentence.
Luo Pei’s brow relaxed a little, and he turned and walked out. When he turned back after a few steps, he softened his tone and said, “You don’t have to be too diligent, and if you don’t want to do some work, you can avoid it. Understand?”
Luo ZhouZhou replied again, “Understood.”
“Wait for dad to go home with you after work.” Luo Pei said.
“Okay, bye General.” Luo ZhouZhou waved at him.
Luo Pei turned around with a sunken face and strode away.
When Luo ZhouZhou entered the room, Qi Fen frowned at him and asked, “You and Lin Fan were classmates, both in the blood genetics department?”
“Probably… I guess,” Luo ZhouZhou replied cautiously.
After hearing his reply, Qi Fen’s frown deepened. “Then you follow Lin Fan first, and you do whatever he does.” Qi Fen said.
So Luo ZhouZhou spent the whole morning with Lin Fan, washing utensils, taking a pile away, and then bringing another basin to be washed.
“What was the result of the checkup?” The sink faced the window, and Lin Fan was looking as he washed.
This was the fifth floor, and the window faced the training ground where the officers usually trained.
“There’s nothing wrong with it,” Luo ZhouZhou said.
Lin Fan said absent-mindedly, “That’s good.”
As he spoke, he kept his hand moving, but his eyes kept looking out the window.
Luo ZhouZhou followed his gaze and saw a lot of officers training on the training ground.
They were wearing uniform undershirts and camouflage pants, revealing strong muscles covered with sweat.
“Nice view, right?” Lin Fan glanced at him, leaned close and whispered, “All Alphas.”
Luo ZhouZhou looked at the group of men, then at Lin Fan, thoughtfully.
They called this kind of strong, athletic man an Alpha, and Lin Fan, who was thin and weak, a gentleman like himself, an Omega.
“I see General Chu.” Lin Fan’s voice got excited, “General Chu is down there.”
Following the direction of Lin Fan’s finger, Luo ZhouZhou also saw Chu Feng. He and another man were walking along the avenue by the training ground. The dark blue military uniform fit perfectly on his tall build. He was not wearing a cap, and his chestnut hair glistened in the sun.
He squinted slightly, seemingly lazily, but like a lion on foot, no one dared not approach easily. Luo ZhouZhou sensed his sharpness, which was hidden underneath the peacefulness, and quickly averted his eyes after just one glance.
Then, his eyes were drawn to the man beside him.
It was Chen SiHan, who wore glasses and was very refined.
“General Chu is rarely down there—” Lin Fan didn’t say a word, but he saw Luo ZhouZhou suddenly turn and run out the door.
He ran so fast that he nearly knocked down several glass test tubes near his hand, and Lin Fan hurriedly reached out his hand to hold them.
“Where are you going?” He asked.
Luo ZhouZhou didn’t answer and was out the door of the lab in an instant. He flew through the lobby, saying sorry to those who had been bumped into, causing people to look at him. When he got to the elevator, he pressed the elevator button hurriedly, tidying his hair with his fingers. Those soft strands, dangling limply, he tried to pluck the ones from his forehead to the side.
If he had known he would actually meet Chen SiHan, he shouldn’t have listened to General Luo Pei and washed the wax out of his hair. Luo ZhouZhou fought against the strands of hair, frustrated.
The elevator slowly arrived and then slowly descended.
Luo ZhouZhou’s heart was racing as he exited the elevator, ran out of the spacious ground floor lobby, and ran straight toward Chen SiHan. His heart was beating so hard that the sound rattled his eardrums.
What should I say to him? You must not be in a hurry, take your time and make a good impression first. Hello, Chen SiHan, my name is Luo ZhouZhou, may I ask for your contact information?
When Luo ZhouZhou was about to arrive, he had already thought up the first sentence very quickly. But when he reached the place, there was no one there.
Breathing heavily, his face flushed from running, he looked around in a daze, trying to find any sign of Chen SiHan. There was nothing but some trees around him.
“What were you doing out there?” When Luo ZhouZhou returned to the lab, Lin Fan was still leaning by the window. When he saw him come in, he was surprised and asked, “Did you go after General Chu? You just went out when they went into the military building, did you meet them?”
Luo ZhouZhou shook his head in frustration.
“Then you must have missed them when you were in the elevator.” Lin Fan said meaningfully, “I didn’t expect you to be quite crazy. But General Chu is so handsome that you are not the only Omega who is crazy about him.”
Luo ZhouZhou slowly uttered, “I wasn’t looking for him, I was looking for Chen SiHan.”
Lin Fan paused and said, “The officer next to him just now? I didn’t look closely, but I didn’t think he was as handsome as General Chu.”
Luo ZhouZhou looked at him without saying anything, but he didn’t think so.
“Do you know which floor Chen SiHan went to? I want to go find him.” He asked Lin Fan.
Lin Fan stated, “You won’t find him, he’s supposed to come to the military headquarters for a meeting, the other floors are guarded by soldiers, you don’t have a pass, so you’ll have to stay here.”