Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Before Lu RanKong had time to speak, the driver, who was standing by, had decisively shifted gears, reversed, and backed the bus up next to the bus stop with the speed of a racing car.
“Can I open the door now?” He asked Lan Yu in a deep voice, looking at the passengers from the rearview mirror, his gaze also as sharp as a hawk.
“Wait…” Lan Yu said, “All of you stand up, take turns to come forward and give me your terminals. I need to know your identity information.”
He leaned close to Lu RanKong and whispered, “I’ll check their destinations on the platform ticket meter, and you tell them to confirm their destination with me. Whoever doesn’t match my query is the Lontan Planet person. By the way, also keep an eye on that driver, he’s acting too aggressively, seems a bit like he’s acting.”
After saying that, he slightly grinned, “This solution of yours is not bad.”
Lu RanKong froze for a moment, put his hand into his trouser pocket, and said lightly, “A small thing…”
The first to come up were the two Omega students, who took turns handing the terminal to Lan Yu, and couldn’t stop peeking at him. From their point of view, although K was notorious, he only had a cold expression, and wasn’t as vicious and brutal as the rumors said. He was a cool and handsome Alpha.
“Colonel K, can I add your terminal number please? Or can I visit you at the barracks?” One of the students had the audacity to ask for his contact information.
Lan Yu looked down at the terminal and didn’t reply.
Didn’t this little Omega know that it was dangerous to hit on random Alpha like that? And to visit him in the barracks… It would be wise to remember that K isn’t a good person — although he’s also a hidden Omega.
He slowly lifted his head and licked his lips, revealing an amused smile, “Yes, little Omegas, I can add both of you.”
The two students flinched and got goosebumps, so they shut up and flew back to their seats, burying their heads, not looking at him.
Lan Yu put away their terminals and was about to call the next passenger when he caught a glimpse of Lu RanKong next to him, looking at him with a complicated expression.
He looked back in confusion, but Lu RanKong looked away.
The policeman on the platform had woken up and was looking around in confusion. After seeing Lan Yu and Lu RanKong on the bus, he seemed to recall something and ran back in shock.
Lan Yu looked at his back and asked Lu RanKong, “Is he okay?”
“Yes, he got taken over for only a little while.”
Remembering Wang SiMao’s cries, he couldn’t help but ask again, “What about Mrs. Wang?”
Lu RanKong turned his head to look out the window and said faintly, “It’s been too long…”
Lan Yu fell silent.
But it was good for Wang SiMao to wake up; time would eventually heal the pain of losing her mother.
Next was the middle-aged sister and the old man, who both handed over their terminals, and Lan Yu watched the burly man with the tattooed arms, waiting to collect his and get off the bus.
The big man with the tattooed arm got up, walked to Lan Yu, raised his left hand and began to unlock the terminal on it, and said attentively, “Sir, you are on some kind of secret mission, right? If you have orders, just tell me, I also want to help you out. In the future, when I talk to people, I can tell them what a major thing I was a part of.”
The driver nodded in front of him, deep in thought.
“It’s none of your business…” Lan Yu half raised his eyelids to look at him, his mouth coldly said.
“Yes, yes, yes…” The big man with tattooed arms smiled sarcastically and handed him his terminal.
Lan Yu thoughtlessly stretched out his left hand to take it and said in a lecturing tone, “You just sit there quietly—”
The words barely left his mouth when his left hand suddenly changed direction, holding the back of the man’s head with lightning speed, and the syringe in his right hand was stuck into the back of his neck. The moment the needle tip entered the skin, the drug inside was injected into the body completely.
“K!” Lu RanKong was stunned by this sudden scene and shouted out loud.
The burly man touched the back of his neck, seemingly not understanding what was happening, and the other passengers were also bewildered.
Lan Yu squeezed the empty syringe tightly in his hand, his heart beating so fast it was about to pop out of his throat.
——Don’t let me be wrong, he’s the Lontan Planet guy.
“What’s going on? My head hurts…” The tattooed, burly man rubbed his eyes and breathed heavily. A few seconds later, he clutched his head and started screaming miserably, “I can’t stand it! It hurts! Call an ambulance for me…”
The passengers in the car stood up in panic, only Lan Yu and Lu RanKong didn’t move, still staring at him with dead eyes.
Five seconds… Ten seconds…
Half a minute passed, and the big man with the tattooes didn’t show any abnormality except that he was holding his head and screaming in pain.
Lan Yu kept the same posture and expression he started with, only his face was a little whiter. But whoever paid attention would notice that his two hands hanging on the side of his pants were shaking slightly.
“He’s going to die, take him to the hospital!” The older man pointed painfully at Lan Yu, “You just stabbed him with something, we all saw it.”
The middle-aged lady and the two students didn’t dare to make a sound, only stole a glance then retracted their eyes.
The burly man with the tattooed arm suddenly lost his voice and fell to the ground with his eyes rolled back. Lu RanKong stepped forward to grab him, and then turned back to crouch, and put the person on his back. He said to Lan Yu, “I’ll take him to the hospital to see if he can be resuscitated.”
Lan Yu froze in place and didn’t reply. His mind was now empty, and the outside world’s sounds blurred like a layer of water.
I’ve stabbed the wrong person… I stabbed a normal person…
Lu RanKong suddenly whispered as he walked toward the car door and brushed against him, “I will find a way to save him.”
His voice was low and strong, with a convincing determination that penetrated the fluttering buzzes and fell on Lan Yu’s ears.
Lan Yu snapped out of his daze and looked at Lu RanKong.
The profoundly contoured side face and affirmative look made people feel inexplicably reliable, and he couldn’t help but feel a little more settled.
Lu RanKong carried the person to the door of the car, and the driver was about to open the door when he heard a student call out, “What’s that? What is that?!”
“Ah! Something’s coming out of his body!” The frightened, high-decibel shriek of the middle-aged lady rang out.
Lu RanKong stopped to look over his shoulder and hurriedly put down the man on his back. The unconscious tattoo-armed man was slumped on the seat, his head tilted, and a green shadow had emerged from his skin.
The green shadow gradually condensed into a human entity, becoming clearer and clearer, and finally fell heavily amidst the shouts of the crowd. It looked similar to a human, but its skin was dark green and covered with sticky wet liquid, like a giant slug.
Now it lay on the bus floor, shrinking at a speed visible to the naked eye, the flesh and blood under the skin quickly drained. Within a minute, all that was left was a small handful of dry, flaccid green skin wrapped around the outside.
Lu RanKong squatted down, reached out and plucked it, making sure this Lontan Planet man was dead.
“What is this? What the hell is this thing?!” The two students jumped onto the seat to the shocked screams of the middle-aged older lady.
The old man sat down on his butt and said with blank eyes, “I heard the elders speak about the Lontan Planet Men when I was a kid. This is that Lontan Planet Man, this is the scary Lontan Planet Man…”
Until everyone got off the bus, Lan Yu was still looking at the dead Lontan Planet person. He recalled over and over again what had just happened, and was both thankful and scared as his heart kept thumping.
He was still staring at it, until someone touched his arm, “Hey, wake up, why are you still looking at it? Are you fascinated?”
He lifted his eyes and saw Lu RanKong leaning against the railing, his two long legs folded, looking at him.
“Let’s go and get off the bus first. After such a big incident today, the military department must pick us up and send us back, the people sent should also be arriving soon.” Lu RanKong said as he stepped down from the bus.
Lan Yu wanted to ask what to do with the body of the Lontan Planet man, but saw a red light flashing in the distance and knew that the police were coming, so he followed them off the bus.
Lu RanKong stood by the bus, looked back at the red light, then stretched his long back like a lazy cat, “Tonight is enough for them to stay busy; fishing out the mecha, dealing with the insect corpse, and a new Lontan Planet corpse. But we’ve had a hard time, too. It would be nice to go to a hotel and take a hot bath now, after a long day of work, and rush back to the military.”
Lan Yu was deeply impressed by this statement, but he didn’t make a sound.
Lu RanKong also didn’t mind his silence, he put his hands into his trouser pockets, and began walking down the street.
Lan Yu followed silently.
This area was relatively isolated and quiet in the dark. Both of them didn’t speak, walking aimlessly under the moonlight, only hearing the sound of military boots hitting the road bricks. The night breeze was pleasantly cool, and Lan Yu emptied his mind of any thoughts.
“How could you tell?” Lu RanKong suddenly spoke up.
“Hmm?” Lan Yu took a couple of seconds to respond.
“How could you determine that the Lontan Planet person was in him?”
Lan Yu gave him a sideways glance.
Lu RanKong’s light brown eyes were even lighter in the moonlight and was seriously waiting for his answer.
“The details…” He replied.
Lu RanKong saw a puddle in front of him, a dark hole that couldn’t be seen clearly, and pulled Lan Yu’s arm as he walked around it, questioning him, “What details?”
Lan Yu walked through the puddle, took out a handkerchief from his pocket, carefully wiped the place where he was just pulled by Lu RanKong, and said, “Just a small detail.”
Lu RanKong didn’t move and looked at him coldly.
“What?” Lan Yu was stunned for a moment.
“I just pulled you a little.”
Lan Yu folded the handkerchief and stuffed it back into his pocket, saying, “You touched the insect king.”
Lu RanKong showed a puzzled look.
“When I was at the lake, I saw you wipe some of the insect king’s blood with your finger.” Lan Yu fanned himself in disgust, “You even held it under your nose to smell it, I’m not even sure if you got it on the tip of your nose.”
Lu RanKong looked bewildered.
“You just touched the body of the Lontan Planet person. I saw you reach for your pocket but since you had no handkerchief, you wiped it on your pants. At that time, there was an extra trace on the side of your trouser leg.”
Lan Yu finished and stood still, looking straight ahead with his chest heaving. After a few seconds, Lan Yu made gagging sounds. When he wiped away the physical tears spilling out of the corners of his eyes, he saw Lu RanKong next to him with a gloomy face, so he hurriedly digressed and said, “I’ll tell you now how that Lontan Planet man was caught.”
Lu RanKong was immersed in anger, his face black but not making a sound.
“I didn’t mean to do it, I have a weak stomach.” Lan Yu explained. Seeing Lu RanKong’s lack of reaction, he continued to lead the conversation away, “Did you notice? Back when he got up to hand over his terminal, he made two subconscious movements.”
The words really attracted Lu RanKong, his face was still grim, but he was obviously listening carefully.
Lan Yu held up a finger to him, “First一”
Lu RanKong stretched out his hand and silently took hold of Lan Yu’s middle finger, pressed it down, and then put up his index finger.
Lan Yu resisted the urge to pull out his handkerchief again and said with his index finger up, “First, he made a subconscious move to straighten a skirt when he got up.”
“Straighten a skirt?”
“Yes, it’s customary for women to get up and look down at the hem of their skirts to smooth out the creases or stretch them or whatever.” Lan Yu explained. As he said this, he made a hemline motion, wiping both hands in front of his thighs, then reaching behind his legs and tugging under his hips without moving.
He did this movement so softly that Lu RanKong’s gaze instantly got weird.
Lan Yu didn’t notice the change in his eyes and continued, “He was wearing shorts, not a skirt, and that kind of subconscious action is something that only people who wear skirts a lot will have. Not to mention those two hairy legs, one would assume that he didn’t wear women’s clothing.”
Lu RanKong was silent for a moment and asked, “What about the second thing?”
Lan Yu put up a second finger, “Second, he also flicked his hair.” After saying that, he showed the action of the tattooed man tossed his long hair, raising his hand on his right shoulder and flicking his head along with it. “Because a long-haired women’s hair is often down, they will develop this habit, get up and raise their heads or something and move their hair. His hair is so short that you can see the scalp, why would he move like that? The Lontan Planet person had been Mrs. Wang for half a year and had developed these little habits. Just now he was very nervous but fake relaxed, and unknowingly did it.”
Lan Yu explained in detail, but after finishing, he found that Lu RanKong didn’t answer, only had a complicated face as he was looking at him.
“What’s wrong? What are you thinking about?” Lan Yu asked alertly.
Lu RanKong touched his nose and said, “What was I supposed to be thinking? I was just wondering why you were so reckless. You didn’t even make sure, and stabbed the person on the neck with the needle based on only those two movements. It’s a good thing he happened to be the person, otherwise he would have been stabbed wrongly.”
Lan Yu was so angry that smoke came out of his head and sneered, “You blamed me for not being decisive enough at Wang Wei’s place, and now you’re saying I’m too reckless. So why don’t you catch one for me to see?”
“Okay, okay, not saying anything, not saying anything. It’s off the table and exposed.” Lu RanKong raised his hands in surrender.
Lan Yu turned his head in anger, remembering the two fingers he had pressed, and went to pull out the handkerchief from his pocket.
After two touches and no luck, he turned around again and stretched out his index and middle fingers and rubbed them heavily on Lu RanKong’s shoulder.
Lu RanKong tsked, but stood still, letting him rub his shoulder.
“Let’s go…” After Lan Yu felt clean, he turned around and said.
“Don’t leave…” Lu RanKong looked down at his terminal, “The car from the military department to pick us up has arrived.”