Translated by Addis of Exiled Rebels Scanlations
Lan Yu woke up a few hours later, rubbed his eyes and looked at the couch. He lifted the covers and walked out to see Lu RanKong sitting on the couch with his eyes closed, a small mound of distress rising from his forehead.
“Awake?” Lu RanKong opened his eyes at the sound of footsteps.
Lan Yu walked over to the sofa, sat down on the armrest, reached out and pressed his brow, asking, “Did something happen?”
Lu RanKong was silent for a moment and then said, “While you were sleeping, Liu Deng and I talked on the terminal.”
Lan Yu heard Liu Deng’s name and guessed that there was probably a new mission, but Lu RanKong would never show such an annoyed look for a mission.
Without waiting for him to ask, Lu RanKong explained, “Liu Deng said there is a Lontan person arriving on Goseti.”
“Goseti?” Lan Yu instantly thought that his father and elder brother were on Goseti.
Lu RanKong stared at his hand and said, “The Lontan person is going for my father.”
“Your father has taken stabilizers, and so has everyone around him, so don’t worry.” Lan Yu said comfortingly.
Lu RanKong’s expression wasn’t half relieved, as he continued, “We got the details of Lontan Planet from Luo Yang, and Liu Deng has reported it to the top. My father’s idea is to contact the other clans of Lontan Planet.”
“Contact with the other clans of Lontan Planet, is that in addition to the Hor clan?” Lan Yu asked.
“Yes, he wants to unite with the other races of Lontan Planet, to overthrow the rule of the Hor in Lontan Planet.”
Lan Yu instantly understood Emperor ChengFa’s purpose. The Hor people of Lontan Planet had always been eyeing the Sasu Planet system, so they might as well help their opposing clan to overthrow the Hor clan and completely solve the threat.
“That approach doesn’t sound too bad.” Lan Yu said.
“Yeah, Luo Yang is also currently on Goseti, just in time to discuss the steps with Father and the others.” Lu RanKong rubbed his brow.
“So what are you anxious about?” Lan Yu squatted down and tilted his head to look at his face.
Lu RanKong lowered his eyes and said, “Yesterday, there was an incident of invasion of the mental domain in Goseti, reported by a tourist who took a Star Warship to Goseti for a vacation retreat.”
“A Lontan person is going to Goseti?”
“Liu Deng said that there’s a strong possibility that the Hor people will take this opportunity to assassinate my father.” Lu RanKong said.
Lan Yu was shocked, “You mean, they won’t use the method of invading the spiritual domain, but directly assassinate?”
Lu RanKong put his hand against his forehead, “After taking the stabilizer, even if they invade his mental domain, they can only occupy the body for a few hours, which is better than assassination. The news has spread unknowingly that several planet ruling chiefs are opposed to the idea of teaming up with the Lontan person to deal with their Hor. If the Hor people succeed in assassinating Father, the proposal will be temporarily shelved.”
Lan Yu’s heart sank, “So what are we going to do now?”
“Goseti has strengthened the guard, the local army will screen all Star Warships, the port and important streets as well, because the number of stationed troops is not enough. They also can’t alarm other planets, because it will cause panic, so only Sasu Planet sent two battalions, and our Zata Planet its mecha battalion.”
“Our mecha battalion?” Lan Yu abruptly stood up, “Isn’t there a Lontan person in our mecha camp? And basically we can confirm that it’s K.”
“Yes, but the manpower is really not enough, and our mecha battalion is the strongest army, so it’s not possible not to go. But the mecha battalion can’t go inside, they just patrol the outside.” Lu RanKong sighed.
Lan Yu frowned, “Even though it’s only on the outside, I’m afraid something will go wrong.”
“Zata Planet’s mecha battalion has already arrived on Goseti, so I’m going to go there myself. The route to Goseti will be temporarily closed, and the last Star Warship will set sail in an hour, so I’m leaving now.” Lu RanKong’s jaw crumbled tight.
“I’m going too…” Lan Yu said.
Lu RanKong reached out and held the back of his neck, his thumb gently rubbing the skin on the side of his neck, “You can’t take it physically, just rest here for a few days. Uncle Chen will take good care of you.”
“No, you need my cooperation, I don’t trust you to go alone.” Lan Yu said firmly.
Lu RanKong hesitated and said, “But I’m still a little worried…” He saw Lan Yu’s look getting more and more dangerous, and his voice dropped.
“Before, when you didn’t know I was an Omega, you praised my ability and said I was your most trusted companion. Now that you know I’m an Omega, you start gibbering?” Lan Yu wrinkled his eyebrows and said, “Who was the one who was stuck in that ice hole crying in pain? And who rescued you from the hurricane?”
“I was stuck in the ice hole, but I wasn’t crying.” Lu RanKong said.
“Do you recall for yourself whether you cried or not?” Lan Yu sank his face.
“I cried…” Lu RanKong sighed and said, “It’s not that I doubt your ability, nor is it because you’re an Omega. but you went on a mission just after your rut and you haven’t even had time to rest. I’m worried about your health.”
“I’ve said it’s fine, don’t worry.” Lan Yu saw that he was still full of worries, bit his lips, but came up to his ear and said, “You don’t understand, Omega will have better health than usual if they pass through the estrus period perfectly.”
“Really?” Lu RanKong asked.
Lan Yu glared at him, “Didn’t you learn the basics of physiology properly before?”
Lu RanKong scratched his chin and recalled, “I think there was such a section, but I didn’t pay attention to it at that time. I was doing crafts secretly during the class.”
“Don’t worry, if you go alone, I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to eat or sleep because I’d be so worried, that’s not good for my health.” Lan Yu said.
Lu RanKong finally relented and a smile appeared on his face, “Okay, then we’ll go together.”
Lan Yu squatted down again, touched the back of Lu RanKong’s hand and said, “Don’t worry, your father and elder brother will be fine, after all, Lontan people can’t even get close to them.”
“Mn, I’m not worried anymore.” Lu RanKong held his hand back and said softly.
The Star Warship had one more hour to depart, so the two hurried downstairs, and after a few hurried words with Uncle Chen, they drove away from the palace and drove to the Sasu Planet docking bay.
Lan Yu sat in the car and remembered that he hadn’t brought his two suitcases with him and said, “All my skincare products are in there, as well as a change of underwear and pajamas. Oh yes, the KR5 injections are also in your suitcase. It’s a good thing we’re not wearing civilian clothes but military uniforms.”
“It’s okay, I’ve got two of them with me.” Lu RanKong reassured him, “We can buy the skin care products when we get to Goseti, but it doesn’t matter if we don’t wear the underwear and pajamas, it’s more comfortable to sleep without them.”
Lan Yu gave him a sidelong glance, his gaze brimming with light, making Lu RanKong momentarily get lost in thought and almost run a red light.
“Do you want to book a ticket now?” Lan Yu opened the terminal.
Lu RanKong said, “No, Liu Deng has already booked the tickets.”
Lan Yu grunted, “When you won’t let me go, people have already booked me tickets.”
Lu RanKong turned his head and smiled, reached out and rubbed the top of his hair.
Soon they arrived at the docking bay, swiped through the terminal to make sure they were Star Warship passengers, and then the two of them boarded the Star Warship under the guidance of the staff.
“Liu Deng was generous this time and booked us a luxury suite.” Lan Yu entered the room and looked around.
Lu RanKong sat on the large sofa, leaned back and said, “How can he not be generous? He has a guilty conscience.”
“Forget it, in fact, even if he didn’t arrange you and I, we were definitely going to go.” Lan Yu said.
Lu RanKong let out a long sigh, “That’s true…”
Ten minutes later, the Star Warship took off, and with nothing else to do, Lan Yu simply found a movie, and the two of them nestled on the couch, comfortably leaning together to watch the movie.
“Have you ever done this before?” Lu RanKong saw that the male lead was killing someone.
Lan Yu squeezed Lu RanKong’s fingers one by one and nodded lazily, “Yeah. I had to fight against more people than this. Easy victory.”
Lu RanKong smiled and kissed his face.
After watching for a while, Lu RanKong pointed to the screen and asked, “What about this kind? What about this?”
The man on the screen was climbing a cliff in the rain, soaking wet and struggling upward, looking extremely rough.
“I’ve kind of done something like that.” Lan Yu said.
Lu RanKong asked, “Did you have to get wet when you shot it?”
“Yes, I’ve shot summer episodes in the middle of winter, running in a single coat in the rain and all that.” Lan Yu said.
Lu RanKong, with pity in his eyes, hugged him tightly and said, “That’s too harsh just to make a movie.”
“It was okay…” Lan Yu smiled and said, “It’s very rewarding to finish a film, especially because the audience also said they liked it.”
Lu RanKong asked, “So are you going to continue making movies after you retire?”
Lan Yu hesitated and shook his head after a long time, “No, I just want to open a cafe or something.”
Lu RanKong looked at his expression and said, “But I think you still want to make movies.”
“How do you know?” Lan Yu asked.
“I feel…” Lu RanKong said, “Every time you mention movies, there’s a glow in your eyes.”
Lan Yu looked down and played with Lu RanKong’s fingers without saying anything.
“You can open a cafe if you want to or make a movie if you want to. No matter what you do, I will support you, okay?” Lu RanKong said.
“Mhm…” Lan Yu answered in a low voice.
The film began to emit the sound of mmm-mmm, so Lu RanKong looked up and asked Lan Yu, as if inadvertently, “What about this kind of scene, have you ever shot it?”
Lan Yu looked at the floating screen and saw an Alpha and Omega kissing and rolling around, so he nodded and said, “Yes…” Seeing Lu RanKong’s face darken, he hurriedly added, “I used a body double.”
Lan Yu knew that the best answer to this kind of question was definitely a body double.
As expected, Lu RanKong’s expression immediately eased and he said, “I’m not against you doing this kind of shots. In art, it’s inevitable to make a little sacrifice.”
Seeing that Lan Yu looked at him askance, he added, “Of course, it’s better not to shoot them.”
The two of them just nestled on the sofa, watching the movie while whispering and kissing from time to time. After dinner, they took a walk on the Star Warship until it was too late then went back to their room.
After returning to the room, Lan Yu went into the bathroom to take a shower, and soon the door was pushed open and Lu RanKong came in with two sets of clean underwear, closing the door behind him.
Although he had been through a rut and had done everything, Lan Yu turned his back shyly and asked, pretending not to care, “Where did you get the clothes?”
“The Star Warship has a shopping mall on the top floor, so I asked one of the staff to buy two sets for me.”
During the heat, Lu RanKong put the clothes in his hand into the locker, but he didn’t go out, only turned his head to look at Lan Yu, as he began to take off his own clothes.
“I’m still washing, just wait for a while.” Lan Yu whispered.
Lu RanKong has quickly stripped himself naked, revealing the smooth lines of strong muscles. He then walked to the nozzle, wrapped his arms around Lan Yu from behind and said, “Let’s wash together to save time.”
He said he was washing together, but he didn’t move, just wrapped his arms around Lan Yu’s shoulders and pressed his face against the top of his damp head.
Lan Yu was keenly aware that Lu RanKong was panicking inside and stood still, allowing him to hold him. After a few moments, he turned around, cupped his face in his hands, and said, “It’s okay, we can protect your father once we get there.”
Lu RanKong’s hair was drenched with water and a few strands hung on his forehead, dripping downward. The high bridge of his nose cast a half shadow on his face, and his eyes were downcast.
This was the first time he showed a vulnerable side in front of Lan Yu. Lan Yu’s heart was sore and soft, and he wrapped his arms around his back.
The moist skin against each other, Lu RanKong drew the warmth of Lan Yu’s body, and his mood began to improve. He bowed slightly, rested his head on Lan Yu’s shoulder and nodded, “I know…”
The next morning, the Star Warship entered the atmosphere of Goseti and was about to land.
Lu RanKong saw Lan Yu looking out through the porthole, so he gathered him in his arms from behind him and whispered, “Goseti is a famous healing planet, both the air and water quality are particularly good, the climate is suitable and the environment is beautiful, so there are various healing institutions and large conference centers built on it. When people from the Sasu Planet system go on holiday, they always go to Goseti for a few days to relax and unwind. When we finish this mission, we should also go to a hot spring or something.”
When he saw Lan Yu’s gaze, he added, “Didn’t you not bring your cosmetics with you? The mall there has everything. When the mission is over, you can buy whatever cosmetics you want, no need to save money.”
“What I need is skin care products.” Lan Yu said.
Lu RanKong asked, “Is there a difference?”
“Okay, let’s go to the mall and buy skin care products, the best ones, and paint on a red face.”
Lan Yu smiled, “You’re talking about cosmetics, and I’m not going to put on a red face.”
“Okay, you can put on whatever you like, it’s up to you.” Lu RanKong said.
The Star Warship soon landed in the main city of Coseti, Tambunka, and Lan Yu had just stepped out of the docking bay lobby when he saw a military vehicle parked outside, with two sergeants waiting.
“Colonel!” When they saw Lan Yu and Lu RanKong, the sergeant’s feet touched and saluted loudly, causing the people next to them to look back.
Once they were on board, the military vehicle drove toward the conference center in Tambunka City.
The soldier on the passenger side turned his head and said, “General Liu is waiting for you two at the command post of the conference center.”
“The interstellar conference has been going on for two days, right?” Lu RanKong asked.
“Yes, the conference will take seven days, and it has already started two days ago.” The soldier answered seriously.
Lan Yu looked through the car window, Lu RanKong reached out and lowered the window for him, saying, “The air is good outside, open the window to get some air.”
Goseti was worthy of being a health resort, with green trees and flowers everywhere, the sky was as blue as a jewel, and the air was filled with a refreshing smell of grass and trees. There weren’t many houses, just some small villas and clubs scattered here and there, the chic roofs peeking out from the green trees.
“I think Chaya Planet is a better place for a vacation. There are so many retreats here, and Chaya Planet is the most natural.” Lu RanKong whispered in his ear.
Chaya Planet… Lan Yu’s mind drifted off.
“Let’s go to Chaya Planet one day when we are free.” Lu RanKong said.
Lan Yu fell silent. Yes, he wanted to go to Chaya Planet, to see his grandfather’s grave, and to talk with him for a while.
There were other people in the car and it wasn’t convenient for the two to continue on this issue. Lu RanKong began to point out the scenery outside, introducing everything briefly.
The outline of the city gradually emerged, and in a short time, the military vehicle entered the main city Tambunka. The city was clean and beautiful, with few tall buildings, all with only three or four stories, far apart from each other, with large green fields between them.
A tall domed building stood in the distance, covering several thousand square meters, with a modern and imposing shape.
“That’s the conference center.” Lu RanKong said.