Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
“Will you calm down? Let’s be calm, you just stop this idea, I will do whatever you want.” Lan Yu was anxious, now no matter what Lu RanKong wanted, as long as it was not to go to the Lontan person to kill him, and then let him go up to move himself, anything else would be acceptable.
When Lu RanKong heard this, he really stopped moving, and his heart was in a fierce battle. Finally, he fell heavily on the sofa, gasped for a while, and said, “Then you better… keep your word.”
“Yes, I’ll do whatever you want.” Lan Yu said.
Lu RanKong looked satisfied and finally stopped insisting on getting up and quieted down. He lay on the couch with his eyes closed, his face flushed and frowning, his body shaking from time to time.
“Do you want to hear a story? I’ll tell you a story.” Lan Yu knew he was in intense pain, and wanted to say something to distract him.
Lu RanKong said, “I want to listen to the story of the little boy.”
“Okay, the story of the little boy.” Lan Yu told Lu RanKong the story while he listened to the commotion outside and waited for the Planet Intelligent Delivery robot to come to his door.
“There was a little boy, he was afraid of being in heat since he was a little boy—”
“Not afraid of the heat, he wasn’t afraid of…” Lu RanKong interrupted.
Lan Yu rephrased, “There was a little boy, who grew up afraid, afraid of…” He couldn’t figure out what Lu RanKong was afraid of for a moment.
Lu RanKong said, “The little boy wasn’t afraid of anything, he was brave and invincible, but the only thing he was afraid of was… His only fear was that the person he liked would get hurt.”
Lan Yu paused and started again from the beginning in a gentle tone, “There was a little boy, brave and invincible, who wasn’t afraid of anything, only afraid that his favorite person would get hurt. One night, his father had a sudden emergency—”
“His Omega was in heat.” Lu RanKong frowned, lying on the couch, eyes closed, as he interjected.
“His Omega was in heat, and the little boy went over the mountains to get him inhibitors.” Lan Yu didn’t care how a little boy could have an Omega, and also be in heat, logic or whatever, just followed his mind to make up the story.
“He went over the mountains, against all odds… His Omega was so moved that he promised him that if he came into heat again, he would not have to… No need to use the inhibitor, but to be marked by the little boy.” Lu RanKong had finished telling the whole story by himself.
After a moment of breathless silence, Lan Yu asked, “How old is that little boy?”
“Twenty-six.” Lu RanKong said. He opened his eyes again and asked, “So, do you agree? Wasn’t that what his Omega promised?”
Lan Yu whispered, “Yes, his Omega promised him not to use inhibitors in the future and to let him mark him if he went into heat again.”
Lu RanKong gave a short laugh and frowned again, his expression switching repeatedly between longing and pain.
Beep beep, the terminal placed by the sofa rang, breaking the silence in the room.
“It’s the inhibitor that has arrived, right?” Lan Yu could also see the number displayed on the terminal.
After Lu RanKong got through, a mechanical voice with no ups and downs sounded, “Guangda Express courier, up to heaven and down to the earth, to your satisfaction. Hello customer, this is Planet Intelligent Delivery service, the inhibitor you just ordered has been expedited and now I am here at the address you provided. Do you want to leave it at the door, or do you want to come out and get it?”
“Send it to me…” Lu RanKong said.
“But your door is locked and you need to open it.” The smart delivery guy said.
“Come in over the fence.” Lu RanKong said.
The smart delivery guy paused, apparently he hadn’t encountered this situation before and was a little unsure of what to do. He replied. “Sorry customer, I haven’t received such an order, and the company’s rules and regulations do not allow a delivery person to go over the customer’s fence.”
“You guys… What’s your slogan? The one you shouted at the beginning.” Lu RanKong asked.
“Guangda Express, up to heaven and down to earth, to your satisfaction.”
“I can’t even get you to go over a fence, and… and up to heaven down to earth?” Lu RanKong said.
The delivery man felt as if that was the truth and was silent.
“Also… also you promise satisfaction, but you don’t even come in, I am very dissatisfied.”
The intelligent delivery man stood outside the door, contemplating the conflict between the customer’s request and the company’s rules and regulations. His head lit up in red, its processor operating under heavy load.
“Not climbing in, are you? I’m… I’m going to give you a bad review.”
The smart delivery guy obviously cared a lot about this, the rules and regulations were immediately ignored and he simply replied, “Please wait, I’ll be right in.”
Lan Yu heard from the terminal the sound of metal scraping against the bars and the muffled sound of something heavy hitting the ground, and a few moments later, the intelligent delivery man said, “Customer, I’m coming in.”
“To the… send it to the master bedroom on the second floor.”
In a short while, a robot appeared at the door of the bedroom, still wearing the work clothes of Guangda Express.
“Put it… Put it next to me and unpack it.” Lu RanKong instructed it as he lay on the sofa.
The robot quickly unwrapped the box and took out the inhibitor and put it next to Lu RanKong, “Guest, please sign for it.”
Lu RanKong reached over to the terminal and signed for it, giving it a positive review. The robot left satisfied and went back over the fence to leave the villa.
Lu RanKong picked up the inhibitor and injected himself, his hand shivering several times and not being able to get it right. When the injection was finally successful, he collapsed on the sofa with a long sigh, his arms and legs stretched out.
“Xiao Yu…” He called out tiredly.
“I’m here…” Lan Yu asked softly, “Are you better now?”
“Comfortable, really comfortable, it’s like coming back to earth from hell.” Lu RanKong smiled with his eyes closed, “No, it’s like flying from hell to heaven.” He opened his eyes again and said, “I’ll give you back your body right now.”
“Okay, return it to me.” Lan Yu said.
He actually didn’t want to change over now, just listened to Lu RanKong tell so much about the scene in the spiritual domain, but he had been synchronized with Lu RanKong sight, it was too late to exit to see what it was like, even though he had some curiosity. But he knew that now was not the time, as the Lontan person was still locked in the dark room waiting to be dealt with, so he didn’t make a sound.
A familiar feeling of the body returning came over him, and Lan Yu knew that Lu RanKong had withdrawn his spiritual power, allowing him to get the body right. He moved his arms and legs to get up from the couch, only to fall back into a sitting position as his feet weakened.
“You can rest a little longer to recover your strength.” Lu RanKong said.
“Okay, I’ll sit a little longer.”
“Do you want to take a hot bath?” Lu RanKong asked.
Lan Yu hesitated and said, “No, I don’t think so…”
“But you’re sticky.” Lu RanKong added, “And your pants are wet…”
Lan Yu really couldn’t stand this, but when he thought that Lu RanKong was in his spiritual domain and could see everything clearly, he still couldn’t go. Although he didn’t mind having intimacy with Lu RanKong and had decided that he was his Alpha, that wasn’t the same thing as exposing his body unreservedly.
At least it couldn’t be done now.
“Don’t worry, I’ll just visit your spiritual domain and won’t look at you.” Lu RanKong said in a concerned tone, “Go on, take a nice hot bath, and then settle that Lontan person. You need to regain your strength now or you won’t be able to deal with him.”
Lan Yu was moved, now his whole body was sticky, like it was covered in a layer of paste, and indeed his body was weak and needed rest, and he couldn’t handle the Lontan person like that, so he agreed, “Okay, then I’ll go take a shower.”
After all, it was Lu RanKong who suffered just now, and now his body was very soft, but he didn’t feel particularly tired. Lan Yu sat down again for a while, slowly walked to the suitcase, fished out clean clothes, went into the bathroom, and put hot water into the bathtub.
He looked around as he put the water in, the bathroom was surrounded by mirrors on all sides, and he wondered what was going through Uncle Chen’s mind as he decorated.
“Xiao Yu, your spiritual domain has changed again.” Lu RanKong’s voice carried a bit of excitement, “Do you know what I see now?”
“What is it?” Lan Yu sat at the edge of the bathtub and flicked the water inside with his hand.
“I see a Ferris wheel, bigger and more beautiful than the one we climbed at that time.” Lu RanKong said.
Lan Yu smiled at the mirror, reached up to unbutton his shirt, and said, “How about you describe it? I want to know too…”
Lu RanKong explained in a lively voice, “Okay, I’ll tell you! It’s also nighttime, and the Ferris wheel is standing in the night sky, surrounded by colored lights, and the suspended capsules are shining, slowly rotating; it’s like a fairy tale world.”
Lan Yu put the shirt he had taken off in his dirty pocket and began to take off his pants.
The bathtub had been filled with water, and the heat steamed through the room, making everything a little hazy. In the light, his skin was tainted with a layer of water, as if it were freshly carved fine jade, reflecting a glowing white light.
Lu RanKong’s voice gradually became psychedelic and his speech slowed down, “It looks so charming, so beautiful, the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen, like a flawless moonlight god…”
“Hmm?” Lan Yu’s hand, which was unbuckling his belt, paused, “The Ferris wheel looks like the moon god?”
How come it didn’t sound right?
Lu RanKong’s voice returned to normal, as if he had instantly returned to his senses, “Ah, no, it’s because there is a moon in the sky, bright and soft white, which makes me think of the moonlight god.”
Lan Yu didn’t say anything else and quickly took off his pants. As he straightened up and prepared to enter the bathtub, he seemed to hear Lu RanKong in his head huffing and puffing.
“What’s wrong?” Lan Yu asked.
Lu RanKong was silent for a few seconds and said in a dark voice, “Nothing, the night is too beautiful, I want to enjoy it.”
Lan Yu threw off his slippers and stepped into the bathtub, but he didn’t expect his body to be a bit weak, so he couldn’t get in and stumbled.
Lan Yu held the cabinet beside him to stand firm, stepped back into the bathtub and laid down. The hot water filled his chest and ironed every inch of his body, and he sighed in comfort. Then he felt that something was wrong somewhere.
“Weren’t you watching the Ferris wheel in my mental domain? How did you know to warn me to be careful?” He sneered.
Lu RanKong didn’t say anything.
“And told me to rest assured that you wouldn’t peek.” Lan Yu tsked twice, “The Ferris wheel was standing in the night sky, surrounded by colored lights, and the suspended capsules were all shining and slowly rotating…”
“I’m not actually looking at it intentionally, but I was afraid you’d fall since you’re not in good health, so I’m keeping an eye on you. I knew you were shy, so I had to say I wasn’t looking.” Lu RanKong explained himself. He added, “Besides, that’s not peeking. It’s only stealing when you take something that doesn’t belong to you. To look at someone who doesn’t belong to you, that’s peeking.”
Lan Yu felt some amusement in his heart and asked, “Is it true that there is a Ferris wheel in my spiritual domain?”
Lu RanKong whispered, “No…”
“If I could enter your spiritual domain, I guess there would be a Ferris wheel inside, a big compartment with a bed inside, right?”
Lu RanKong laughed dryly, “How is that possible? These are memory fragments, not an imaginary space.”
“So you really imagined it?”
“No, just saying.”
Lan Yu looked up and stared at the ceiling, lazily moving water on his body, and asked, “Still looking?”
“No, I’m not worried if you lie down, now I’m visiting the spiritual realm and can tell you more about it.” Lu RanKong said.
“Not going to make up another scene to trick me, right?”
After Lu RanKong was no longer in the same line of sight as Lan Yu, he found that he was no longer in the same set he started with. Instead of endless emptiness, there was a beach beside him.
The sea was connected to the sky, and there were sea birds flying in the distance. Under his feet was fine, soft white sand, and he leaned down and grabbed a handful, letting the sun-warmed sand run down through his fingers. He stood and looked around, sweeping his eyes over the tropical woods beside him and the houses with pointy roofs further away, and found the scene surprisingly familiar.
He hurriedly walked towards the woods, followed the path forward, and soon heard the sound of water. After plucking a bush, a clear stream appeared in front of him.
Lan Yu was leaning comfortably in the bathtub, scrubbing his body with the bath ball, when he heard Lu RanKong calling him, “Xiao Yu…”
“Hm?” He answered with his eyes closed.
“Have you ever been to Chaya Planet?” Lu RanKong questioned.
“Weft, because it dances in the morning like a veil, and that town is called Weft.”
“Weft town, oh…” Lan Yu said, “I’ve never heard of it…”
Lu RanKong didn’t ask any more questions, but followed his memory forward until he walked out of the woods. Everything was the same as he remembered, and when he got out of the woods, there was a driveway, and his heart began to pound as he moved along it.
On both sides of the driveway were large lawns and zinnias, and he could smell the fragrant aroma, which seemed so thick that the air began to stick.
His mother would pick a bunch and put it in a vase every morning, and he would always complain that Chaya Planet’s flowers smelled very bad, they didn’t smell good at all. His mother laughed and asked him what he thought smelled good, and he thought about it and replied with ‘chicken leg’.
There was a corner ahead and Lu RanKong started to jog, and when he passed it, he felt a dizziness in his head. What appeared in front of him was a white villa with a pointed roof like the other houses on the beach. He saw red roses poking out above the high gray fence.
Lu RanKong held his breath and approached slowly, and from outside the fence he saw a wreath made of purple glycosides hanging above the gate of the villa.
It was made by his mother’s hand and hung there.
Lu RanKong gently pushed the door, but the door was locked and couldn’t be pushed, he gazed at the wreath in a trance, forgetting that it was only in Lan Yu’s spiritual domain, his lips trembled and he called out softly, “Mom…”
His voice was so quiet that he couldn’t even hear himself.
“Mn, what are you talking about?” Lan Yu was about to get up when he heard Lu RanKong seemingly say something.
Lu RanKong snapped out of it, looked down and took a deep breath and said, “Nothing…”
A gust of wind blew by, and he heard the sound of children laughing not far away, which sounded very familiar. He looked up and walked towards the source of the sound. The back of the villa was originally a piece of wasteland that had been opened up by the maids to grow some fresh vegetables, and the sound of laughter was coming from there.
As the footsteps got closer and closer, the sound became clearer, it was two children having a conversation.
“Ah… Xiao Yu, you lied to me, this Zikang dish is so hard to eat.”
“Hahahaha, come on you open your mouth, take mine, will that taste much better?”
“You’re not trying to trick me into eating another one, are you?”
“How could it be? Come on, Fan, eat another one.”
Listening to this déjà vu conversation, Lu RanKong’s heart beat even more violently and an incredible thought came to his mind.
A field of Zikang vegetables appeared in front of him, blue leaves and red stems swaying gently in the breeze. Two young boys were squatting in the field, feeding each other wrapped leaf rolls in their mouths.
Lu RanKong stopped by the Zikang vegetable field and stared in awe at the two little boys squatting in the field.
The wind was blowing gently, carrying the fragrance of purple glycosides in the distance. He felt as if there was an answer coming out, and wanted to say something to Lan Yu, but the words broke on the tip of his tongue.
He opened his mouth and choked, and his eyes were flooded with tears.