Lop-Eared Guard - Chap 38
Edited & Proofread by: Yukirayu, Ruthsic
The truth was, Lu Shangjin had never sent flowers to other omegas before.
He wasn’t someone who was used to being romantic, and the toys that were used to appease his sexual desires were not worthy of his consideration.
He was also not someone who was used to explaining himself, hence he would give only a hum.
Unable to stomach the dishes at Nan Qi, Lu Shangjin asked his assistant to book a restaurant outside the city.
The car came to a steady stop, but there was no movement from the back seat.
Lu Shangjin glanced back and saw Yan Yi’s upper body curled up as he was half-lying on the seat. He had fallen asleep, with the flower box serving as his pillow.
Lu Shangjin went around to the back seat and grabbed Yan Yi’s arm, putting it around his shoulder before carrying the little rabbit out.
In his sleep, the little rabbit was still hugging the flower box without letting go. Lu Shangjin carried him with one hand while the other plucked the thin fingers off the edge of the flower box.
“Jin ge…” Yan Yi held his neck in a daze. His cheek pressed against Lu Shangjin’s collarbone through his shirt, and his soft eyelashes swept over the skin of his neck.
The night wind was still a little cold, so he unconsciously hugged Lu Shangjin tight, leaning his stomach to the side and sticking close to Lu Shangjin to absorb his warmth.
An omega without a mark would always feel a greater lack of security. After getting used to having his beloved alpha close, as long as he could get close to the familiar scent of the other’s pheromone, his body would naturally relax and he would unconsciously show his dependence.
Instincts made Yan Yi bow his head meekly, sending his glands at the back of his neck towards Lu Shangjin’s lips. At the same time, the soft courting pheromones were released from the glands to play up to him.
The pheromones of the lop-eared rabbit race was like that of a baby bunny’s paws, gently scratching on Lu Shangjin’s glands without much strength and in a very pitiful manner, only waiting obediently for the alpha’s strong glands to receive its homeless self.
It was difficult for any alpha to refuse the invitation to mark such an adorable omega.
He licked his sharp canine teeth, but in the end, he didn’t take a bite.
Lu Shangjin held his back, the protruding spines pressing against his palm.
How did he get so thin?
Lu Shangjin suddenly realized that the little rabbit, who was originally soft and supple to the touch, was now as light as a feather when picked up. The traces of training on the muscles of his arms and legs had almost completely faded over these few years.
An unhealthy layer of white had also seemed to appear on the surface of his face.
It had been a very, very long time since Lu Shangjin had paid careful attention to Yan Yi, and unknowingly, the little rabbit had become very haggard.
He should take him to the hospital for a checkup when he has the time.
Yan Yi shrank his body and laid sleepily on Lu Shangjin’s shoulder. He had consumed too much gland energy today and was physically exhausted, so he was in urgent need of a good night’s sleep.
Lu Shangjin thought for a moment, then put Yan Yi back in the back seat and took a set of portable pillow quilts from the trunk.
He drove as steadily as possible and got onto Chang Nan Expressway back to Chang Hui City before nightfall.
Gardeners were taking care of the garden in front of the villa. Luxuriantly green windmill jasmine crawled all over the full-sided trellis.
When Lu Shangjin came back, it was already noon the next day. He drove directly into the garage where the cars that he occasionally drove were parked around the periphery. On the second perimeter, there were several different limited custom models used to block the view. The innermost iris lock compartment of the garage held two large pickup trucks equipped with three layers of bulletproof windshields. The rear row was modified to deploy Browning heavy machine guns and fixed ammunition boxes, while the leftmost elevator led to the helipad on the rooftop.
Lu Shangjin held the car door as he carried Yan Yi out, but found that Yan Yi was already awake. He sat in a daze and rubbed his rabbit ears that were wrinkled from sleep, and even the fur was all curled up.
“You’re awake? We just arrived home.” Lu Shangjin held the car door open for him. “Come out and walk.”
Yan Yi was stunned for a moment and suddenly became clear-headed. They were still in Nan Qi last night.
“You brought me back… I haven’t packed my things… you should’ve called me yesterday.”
“I’ll ask the assistant to get them.”
“…Okay… I’ll let my boss know.” Yan Yi fished out his phone to give Gu Wei a call when a Wechat message popped up on his screen. It was Xia Jingtian’s voice message.
Lu Shangjin narrowed his eyes. “Who is it?”
Yan Yi calmly handed his phone over to Lu Shangjin. “It must be that kid, Xiao Xia.”
Lu Shangjin’s eyebrows knotted slightly. “That little brat is quite concerned about you. When I was talking to Xia Pingtian a few days ago, he roared so loudly that I almost lost my hearing.”
“Cheer up. Your omega is almost thirty and could still harvest such a young fanboy.” Yan Yi gave his phone to Lu Shangjin. “Take it. I’m not listening.”
“…” The look in Lu Shangjin’s eyes wasn’t too happy. He took Yan Yi’s phone and put it back into his pocket. “Contact him less.”
Yan Yi was a little lost as he watched Lu Shangjin’s retreating back.
Clearly, marking the glands could keep other alphas a distance away from him. It’s just one bite, it’s not too inconvenient.
With a mark, there would be a bond. No matter where Lu Shangjin was, he would be concerned about Yan Yi because of this tiny mark.
He bit his lip and secretly denied himself.
One should not have too much hope.
Yan Yi picked up the flower box and shut the car door before chasing after Lu Shangjin. Unexpectedly, Lu Shangjin didn’t go up by himself and was waiting for him by the elevator.
Yan Yi stood beside him in relief, silently looking at their reflections on the elevator doors.
“Why are you still holding this box?” Lu Shangjin lit a cigarette and gave a look of disgust at a small piece of the edge of the flower box that was crinkled, exhaling softly, “Throw it away when we go upstairs. I’ll get someone to send new ones tomorrow.”
“There’s really no need.” Yan Yi tightened his arms around the flower box in a cherishing manner. “This is really… good enough, thank you.”
“I can bear with it at most until it has worms,” Lu Shangjin put out the cigarette butt and entered the elevator. “Come here. You’re like a delivery boy.”
Yan Yi was stunned as he stepped briskly into the elevator with the box in his arms, his rabbit ears bouncing around secretly.
Lu Shangjin’s shoulder would occasionally be hit with the soft bouncing rabbit ears, and his stiff face unconsciously turned a little more gentle. He caught Yan Yi’s ear in his hand and kneaded it.
Going into the first floor, Yan Yi’s expression froze for a moment.
There was a mess of takeout boxes spread across the table, and the ashtray was broken into several pieces lying at the foot of the sofa. It was obvious that someone had lost their temper in this house.
He looked at Lu Shangjin, who was also thinking about this matter, even looking a little embarrassed. But he immediately straightened up, took off his coat and tossed it on the sofa. He then glanced at his phone and found a message from Bi Ruijing among his chaotic work reports.
“The baby is a full month old. Will you be free next week?”
Lu Shangjin, “I just got back. Where is it?”
Bi Ruijing quickly replied, “Take a look at when I sent that message.”
Lu Shangjin glanced; it was last week. So he gave Bi Ruijing a call.
On the other side, Bi Ruijing was holding a butterfly omega, who was carrying a baby, and toasted to several senior army soldiers. Seeing Lu Shangjin’s call, he excused himself before finding a quiet place.
“He’s already a month old?” Lu Shangjin asked.
“Yeah, you’ve seen my son when you came to our house before.” Bi Ruijing leaned against the wall and stuck his hand into his pocket. “How have you been these days?”
Lu Shangjin looked at Yan Yi, who was tidying up god knows what with his tail puckered, and felt his heart become a little more grounded.
“Pretty good. I’ll take someone there.”
Yan Yi wasn’t in a rush to clean up the mess on the table, but instead first went to the utility room to get a square ceramic flower vase, filled it with water, and inserted the roses one by one, giving it a presentable look.
The roses were no longer in their budding fresh state. Yan Yi carefully picked off the withered petals and pressed them into an old book——
His journal was left on the second floor of the bar and he should get it back as soon as possible. The points Lu Shangjin got today could be added a little more. He wrote it down on a piece of paper first.
After taking care of the bouquet, he conveniently went to the iron flower rack on the balcony to sprinkle some water, but saw dozens of boxes of Timothy hay piled up on there.
Yan Yi crouched down and took a box to look at it carefully.