Lop-Eared Guard - Chap 12
He found a humble little inn and asked for the price; it was seventy yuan a night.
Sometimes, Yan Yi felt that it was unfair as well. He was the one who served Lu Shangjin too, why did all the other omegas receive luxury cars, villas and an abundance of allowance, but he was the only one who didn’t have anything.
Lu Shangjin allowed him to buy whatever he wanted, but wouldn’t give him a little piece of property, even if these seemingly expensive things were just an insignificant drop in the ocean to Lu Shangjin and never would he attach importance to them.
This unknown street inn was not strictly supervised, Yan Yi only had to give some money to book a room without needing to register with an ID card. He could only choose such a place to live in. On the gender column of his ID card, the words “Omega lop-eared rabbit, A3” was printed in an elegant, eye-catching purple ink.
An ordinary person would admire and be envious towards the awakening of gland cells, like a head teacher giving good students praises and privileges all the time.
Their manners towards a J1 alpha would be respectful and courteous. With a high evaluation, perhaps one’s innate differentiative grade was the height at which ordinary people were unable to reach; the prospects were boundless.
If one were to meet an M2 differentiated alpha, they must not offend them easily. Whether it was second-grade differentiated omegas or alphas, it was most likely that there was a large family behind them to provide them with natural resources. This was because differentiating to the second-grade required the catalyst and stimulation of sufficient enough rare pheromones, not excluding those with unique advantages, so that the glands could evolve naturally. Most J1 differentiated glands also needed hundreds and thousands of rare pheromones to manually stimulate its evolution for it to become the privileged 1% at the top of the pyramid.
On the other hand, once the A3 differentiated glands appeared, the first thing people would think about was certainly not envy and admiration, but to flock around in a circle and watch, like being frightened yet curious about discovering a living dinosaur and taking photos to share on Weibo. By the second day, the whole world would know that in some province and city, a rare A3 glandular-type had appeared.
So far, only a few elite agents recorded in the confidential files were of the A3 glandular-type.
The national policy on the glandular-type privacy protection had not been improved, hence one’s glandular grade was directly printed on their ID card.
Taking advantage of this opportunity, gland hunters rose to search for high-grade omegas for large powerful families, kidnapping or transplanting them in order to produce stronger generations for the family.
Few people who find high-grade omegas would opt for transplantation, as the matching degree was a problem. It was also a concern whether the omega who accepted the transplantation would be able to withstand such strong glands. In order to avoid accidents, the family would choose a safer method; imprisonment in a fertility machine.
The weather was unusual this year. Spring was still cold in April, and there was no floor heating in the small inn. Yan Yi piled the soft blankets and pillows into a little nest before dragging the electric heater over to warm his back toastly.
He didn’t forget to take his phone from the quilt cabinet before he left. In case Lu Shangjin asked him to go home, he would still be able to pick up his call.
He flipped through his phone aimlessly, switching back and forth between various apps. Obviously, he had nothing to scroll through. Although he was sleepy, he couldn’t put it down, subconsciously waiting for a reason to sleep peacefully.
He scrolled through his text messages; the contact name he gave Lu Shangjin was “Jin ge.”
In the past, his name was “my beloved”, and he couldn’t remember when he changed it out of anger.
He scrolled through all the way to the front. He didn’t delete any messages Lu Shangjin sent, scrolling from the cold and distant messages of “come to my office”, “will be home late tonight”, “won’t be home tonight”, until he reached one message; “goodnight, baobei”.
His heart trembled, the willow of early spring scratching his skin.
Setting this message as the boundary, every time he scrolled up to it, the corner of Yan Yi’s lips would slightly curl up into a smile.
Jin ge: I’m very busy at the office today, I don’t understand a lot of things. Wait for me, I’ll make sure to be back before 10pm, sleep first if you’re tired, I’ll hold you when I’m home.
Yan Yi: I want to wait for you… want you to kiss my ears.
Jin ge: Alright, I’ll kiss your ears, kiss your little feet.
Yan Yi: gege hug me QAQ
Jin ge: Yan Yan, I miss you, let’s have a feast tonight.
Yan Yi: What do you want to eat? I’ll prepare in advance.
Jin ge: You don’t have to do it, I’ll take you out for dinner, do you have anything in particular you want to eat? I’ll pick up anything you like.
Yan Yi: I like to eat the food you pick…
Jin ge: It’s the lantern festival tomorrow, I’ll just buy some Yuan Xiao to feed you, I’ll buy Yuan Xiao as big as beans and feed you one by one.
Yan Yi: No, I want you to feed me with your mouth, each person eats half.
Jin ge: I’m hard already, I’ll fuck you when I get back.
Yan Yi: A fragrant little rabbit is waiting for you in the blankets ??ω??
Jin ge: Kill him sooner or later
He didn’t reply to this text. At the time, Yan Yi saw the news and hurried to find Lu Shangjin who had injured himself, he was leaning against the wall weakly, his right shoulder and chest were bandaged. Yan Yi asked, but he didn’t say anything.
Jin ge: Goodnight, baobei
In 2016, they broke up.
Yan Yi scrolled through the messages he had saved, covering his mouth as tears trickled down his fingers and onto the pillow. He had changed his phone several times these past few years, but he would always save these precious messages and import them one by one.
How did it become like this? He thought it was clear they could spend a lifetime together, how could the waves be so peacefully overturned?
He could endure Lu Shangjin’s arrogance and cold emotional abuse over and over again. However, he missed the intimacy and sweetness they once had. He didn’t want this Lu Shangjin. He had changed. He was different from the overbearing yet gentle Jin ge in the past.
In a daze, he dialed the number he had memorized.
The other person answered faster than expected.
“Yan Yi.” Lu Shangjin’s cold and detached tone contained anger, “Come back before I use my differentiative ability to find you. Otherwise, don’t ever come back.”
With the peregrine falcon’s M2 differentiative ability “location tracking”, he could catch this little rabbit even if he fled to the corners of the earth.
Yan Yi held his phone in a cherishing manner as he curled up while hugging his knees, drops of tears hanging on his trembling eyelashes, voice choking as his tone changed with despair.
“Jin ge…why…why do you not love me anymore?” He hadn’t cried for many years, but as he showed weakness right now, he couldn’t bear it anymore.
“I’ve always been good. If it’s because I went to the club, I apologize. I was wrong, I was wrong, please don’t stop loving me… are you still mad after so long? … I was wrong, okay? How can I make you forgive me? Please, I’m begging you to tell me…” Half of his voice was muffled with sobs as he sat in his little nest hugging his knees in his arms, as though he had gone back to being a child in kindergarten who couldn’t solve 2 plus 5, wailing from being anxious and afraid.
The other party remained silent for a while. Just as he was about to speak, the assistant’s reminder sounded beside him, “Xiansheng, it’s a call from president Xia.”
The line disconnected.
The light in Yan Yi’s eyes disappeared along with the busy tone on the phone.
Lu Shangjin impatiently answered the phone from his assistant, forcing himself to use a calm tone as much as possible, “President Xia.”
“Haven’t you shown interest in a hamster omega recently?” President Xia asked.
“Yes.” Lu Shangjin replied coldly, “I like him a lot, but he’s been ill and has been taken care of.”
After all, in order to undergo a gland transplant, that hamster had to be imprisoned in the intensive care unit, ready to have his glands extracted for the operation at any time.
President Xia snorted with a laugh, “Someone accidentally showed Bi Ruijing a picture of your little hamster the other day. Rui ge likes him very much. You wouldn’t fight with him, would you? Everyone knows that arrow-wood alpha is too difficult to deal with. Besides, don’t you already have a wife?”
Lu Shangjin took a breath, “I think you were the one who showed Bi Ruijing that picture.”
The other party tutted, “How could that be?”
Yan Yi lied quietly in his nest of blankets and pillows. He didn’t dare to turn off the lights, but he was also afraid of the brightness, so he covered his eyes with his rabbit ears.
He wasn’t sure how he could be pregnant with a little bunny either. When he was with Lu Shangjin in the past, they would always use condoms. The rate of conception between two different species was very low, and he had never been pregnant before.
Lu Shangjin never mentioned having children with him, perhaps he didn’t like them.
He tried hard to give birth for a while, but didn’t feel much. Maybe it wasn’t the right time yet, he should be pregnant for a longer period of time before he could give birth to a little bunny.
A call came in.
Startled, he held his frantically beating heart for a long moment before he answered. He admitted that he had a glimmer of hope to listen to what the other person would say, feeling a little moved.
Lu Shangjin’s completely calm voice made Yan Yi’s heart turn cooler.
“I’ll ask you one last time, are you still having the operation?”
Yan Yi tugged the zipper on the pillow, “I really can’t have it right now… next year… next year, I’ll definitely have it.”
Lu Shangjn scoffed softly, “Why.”
Yan Yi hesitated to answer. He was afraid that Lu Shangjin wouldn’t want a child. If he gave birth to an alpha, the child might be taken away by the Lu family as their heir. If not, he had lost the A3 differentiative abilities, how could he protect the child from harm?
In Yan Yi’s heart, Lu Shangjin’s credibility had already been reduced to below the passing line. He gradually began to doubt whether or not he could have Lu Shangjin’s protection after replacing his glands.
Lu Shangjin gritted his teeth, “Suit yourself, do whatever you want.”
The author has something to say:
I originally intended to set their time a few years ahead of ours, then I got a suggestion that everyone might get confused with the timeline, so I revised the time. Moving forward, I have synchronized the text with our current time, it’s more convenient this way.