Lop-Eared Guard - Chap 84
On the laptop screen were more than ten message boxes, but not a single one received a reply. Tan Meng sat at the bar, sending his final plea for help through email, anxiously grabbing his hair and slumping onto the table.
The meeting room was empty and quiet, with no sign of the omegas who usually gathered there every day for tea and chat.
Cang Xiao’er sat on a single-person sofa, holding onto his backpack, silently watching Tan Meng. Just as he was about to speak up, he saw Tan Meng overturn his laptop and vent his frustration on the bar’s wine bottles, shattering several bottles of aged red wine.
“How much has Yan Yi helped them? Do they really need to shrink back one by one and only think about themselves at a critical moment?” Tan Meng gritted his teeth with hatred. He had sent countless requests for help, hoping to get assistance from high-ranking omegas. Yan Yi was trapped in the PBB branch, and as far as he knew, only Lu Shangjin had gone to rescue him alone.
The plea emails had disappeared without a trace, and the few replies he did receive were all apologies. They had children and families and didn’t have the courage to charge forward for an omega they had never even met, despite having received Yan Yi’s help.
Tan Meng packed up his things and pulled Cang Xiaor out in a hurry. “Let’s go. Lu Shangjin can’t handle it alone.”
Cang Xiao’er shrank back, tucking his tail and retreating to his single-person sofa, looking at Tan Meng with a troubled expression.
Tan Meng stopped in his tracks and turned to stare at him. Cang Xiaor shook his head, looking truly helpless.
He had suffered so much pain and torture in the PBB before he had a chance to escape. Cang Xiao’er knew very well how massive the PBB was, even if it was just a branch, the deployment of bioweapons and the resurrection forces was not something they could resist alone.
“But you’re the only A3 here, we’re not.” Tan Meng grabbed Cang Xiaor’s hand, peeled back his sleeve, revealing the blue sequence number PBB000005 on his arm, staring wide-eyed at him.
Cao Xiao’er turned silently and removed his hand. With his eyes lowered, he asked softly, “I don’t know him well. Are you close to him?”
“It doesn’t matter if we are close or not,” Tan Meng pursed his lips. “Today, it was Yan Yi who was taken away. Tomorrow, more people will be caught. If high-ranking omegas can only remain scattered like this, they will forever be prey for alphas to fight over.”
He picked up his backpack and left. When he reached the door, he suddenly stopped and told Cao Xiao’er that it was safe inside and if she didn’t want to be hunted down, she should stay there.
Cao Xiao’er hesitated to speak, but Tan Meng had already left without turning back.
As he took out his car keys, he saw Bi Ruijing leaning against his car door.
Tan Meng still held a grudge over the recent incident where the other man came to provoke his wife, the original partner, and didn’t give him a good face. “Are you here to persuade me to go home and take care of the kids?”
Bi Ruijing crushed the cigarette butt under his foot, still smoldering. “I fed and clothed you all these years, and this is how you treat me?” The ungrateful wretch turned on him in an instant and rejected him before he got old.
“Who asked you to take care of me?” This old fool always thought he couldn’t live without him. Tan Meng walked away, but Bi Ruijing caught him by the waist with his vine-like fingers and pulled him back, holding him in his arms and not allowing him to escape. Tan Meng struggled to break free, holding onto the vines. He heard the alpha whisper in his ear that the child had already been sent to his grandmother’s house for care.
Tan Meng was slightly stunned as Bi Ruijing raised his chin in a direction where the helicopter was nearby.
The security system of the PBB Huaining branch has been mostly destroyed, and the alarms throughout the base are constantly blaring. The wanted notices are constantly updating with photos of Lu Shangjin hiding in various corners, but there is still no announcement of his death.
Yan Yi sits silently with the baby in a glass cage, watching as the names of the special agents dispatched to intercept Lu Shangjin are marked as “DEAD” one by one, with only the last one remaining without a death sentence.
Although he cannot see Lu Shangjin, Yan Yi’s anxiety is soothed by the feeling that his alpha is approaching.
He inexplicably believes that Lu Shangjin will come, and as before, he is used to waiting for a pair of hands to pull him out of the abyss. Yan Yi feels a bit unsure, wondering what his current obsession with Lu Shangjin means, now that his past infatuation can only be attributed to high-level dependence.
Under the comfort of his omega, Little Lu Yan becomes quiet and obediently snuggles up to his father.
Yan Yi reaches into his close-fitting pocket, touches the old wedding ring that he has polished to a shine, and clutches it tightly in his hand. He puts it on his ring finger, holding his breath, as if it were a slow and solemn ritual, and at the same time a farewell to the past resentments.
The tightly furrowed brow finally relaxed, and he gently kissed the little bunny’s cheek. The innocent child had come into the world without being properly loved and now had to suffer the current calamity. But he believed that Lu Yan was a little rabbit deeply loved by his two dads, and from the moment he was born, he possessed the love that he himself had always envied, having come out of hundreds and thousands of clones.
A trickle of blood seeped out of the wind vent in the corner a hundred meters away. Lu Shangjin sat in the air duct, leaning his head against the vertical wall with his eyes closed and panting.
He caught a faint scent of pheromones in the air that had just brushed past him, but when he tried to discern it carefully, the pheromones had already disappeared. Perhaps it was just his imagination, and Lu Shangjin didn’t have the energy to pursue it.
Blood trickled down his sleeve, staining his right hand crimson. His forearm rested lightly on his knee, and he listened to the alarm outside buzzing and his name continuously being broadcasted in wanted notices. His chest rose and fell with increasingly difficult breathing, using the few minutes of rest to recover what little strength he had left.
He didn’t know if his babies were okay. They were probably scared or waiting for him.
The wedding ring on his left ring finger was stained with blood, and the dried bloodstains on his clothes couldn’t be rubbed off. Lu Shangjin took off the ring, sighed, wiped it clean with his thumb, and put it back on his finger with a barely noticeable smile, cherishing it.
The intercom of the patrol team could be heard nearby, and Lu Shangjin climbed out of the wind vent and flipped into the stairwell of the laboratory building.
The laboratory only installed a one-way hydraulic door that could be pushed inward but not opened in reverse. Behind him, the patrol team was scanning for intruders, so Lùshàng Jǐn had no choice but to push the door and enter.
Inside the laboratory, there was no lighting, and after the hydraulic door was locked, it was pitch-black.
Lu Shangjin bit his hand-held flashlight and searched for the exit when he suddenly heard the sound of sharp claws rubbing against the ground.
He turned off the flashlight and scanned the gloomy darkness around him with his eyes. His right eye was dimmed with a faint blue membrane due to overuse, and his night vision was weakened, but he could still see some outlines with difficulty.
Dozens of semi-mechanical dogs with transplanted human glands slowly closed in, growling and hovering on the edge.
Lu Shangjin narrowed his eyes, pulled out a modified shotgun and loaded it with a round, hooked his finger on the edge of the instrument cabinet, and climbed up with his body. With one hand holding the gun, he pulled the trigger, and the shotgun roared and sprayed, smashing the bulletproof cultivation cover of the gland behind the semi-mechanical dog’s neck.
“After researching for so many years, what garbage did we produce?” He threw a mocking look at the eye where the semi-mechanical dog was installing the monitor.
Lu Shangjin endured the powerful recoil that shattered his wound. He tightly clenched his teeth to endure the pain, no longer interested in fighting. He jumped out of the encirclement using the height of the instrument cabinet, broke the diffuser with one shot, and hooked onto the steel ceiling to flip out.
After landing with his gun, a cold and sharp light struck towards him. Lud Jinn dodged to the side. The opponent wore a black mask and a special agent suit with a whole line of green bones embroidered on the back. He wore a precision steel spike glove on his right hand and squinted at Lud Jinn.
Australian Dragonfly Alpha, a rare insect gland-type PBB special agent, sequence number 000008, level M2.
A list of PBB special agents’ names peeled out of Lud Ling’s confidant’s neck chip. The Australian Dragonfly Alpha has an extremely fast attack speed and cannot be hit by most firearms.
Lu Shangjin stared coldly at the opponent’s eyese, retracted the modified shotgun behind his back, drew two curved knives from the thigh’s dagger sheaths, turned them around and held them in his palms, and let two drops of blood from his right hand drip onto the blade. They dripped to the ground at the sharp tip of the knife.
He could already feel Yan Yi’s pheromones nearby. The pheromone’s scent was weak and gradually disappearing.
“Wait for me.”
The alarm in the control room sounded again and again, repeating that the intruders could not be defeated. More than 30 surveillance screens were all covered in snow, with only one screen barely functioning. It showed the cold and indifferent eyes of Lu Shang on land, like a pair of hunting eagle eyes waiting eagerly for his own tamed beast to tear apart and devour the opponent in the arena.
The dispatch log only had the photo of the last agent still lit up. Lu Lin calmly leaned on the control chair, lightly tapping his fingertips on the armrests, admiring a rebellious piece of art like a nobleman who had bet on a fight and eagerly awaited his own fierce beast to kill and devour the other.
Suddenly, a piercing alarm sounded outside the control room. Lu Lin’s face changed slightly. He picked up the gun on the console, pressed against the wall, and quietly walked out with a team of people to check the situation. No one except Xiaojin should be able to break in.
After the hydraulic door lock closed for five minutes, a slit slowly opened.
Yan Yi held the child tightly and backed away to the glass inner wall in another direction, vigilantly staring at the opening slit.
Gu Wei squeezed through the opening, patted the dust off, and sat at the control console, skillfully entering a line of authorization codes and scanning his own fingerprints.
“Boss Gu?” Yan Yi widened her eyes, urgently tapping on the glass, “Boss, let me out.”
Gu Wei first terminated the agent dispatch command, then closed all surveillance monitors and screens, displayed the news that Lu Shang had been killed, and finally connected to the control system of the Pacific headquarters and sent a signal to the Huaining branch to stop issuing new orders.
“He turned around and glanced at Yan Yi. The remote control for the glass prison was in Lu Lin’s hand. If he forcibly activated it, it would certainly alarm the owner of the remote control, rendering the little lion’s strategy useless.
Yan Yi understood Gu Wei’s intentions and frowned, asking if Xia Xia was outside and to take them away from this place.
Gu Wei leaned back in his control chair, turned to face Yan Yi, and rested his hands on the armrests. His handsome face suddenly became serious, making people uncomfortable.
He wasn’t here to save anyone, but to take back what belonged to his family. The little lion was willing to follow him, and he didn’t mind. Saying that he was using them was too harsh, but other than relying on the abilities of Lu Shangjin and Xia Jingtian, these two people were the strongest alpha he could find.
“I can only help you up to this point. I have other things to do and I have to leave.” Approaching the door, Gu Wei looked through the glass at Yan Yi. “There’s something I’ve been wanting to say for a long time. Self-destruction of the glands is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. I don’t feel sorry for you at all, you will only owe more and more.”
Living under someone else’s protection, feeling good about it?
“Stop talking.” Yan Yi slammed his fist against the glass, gritting his teeth and staring at him. He wanted to retort but had nothing to say. He already regretted it, and didn’t need anyone else to rub salt in the wound.”
Gu Weichao reached out to the door, preparing to leave. After taking a step, he suddenly stopped in his tracks and smelled a strange odor. He slowly stepped back, feeling as though a gigantic creature was blocking his way, though he couldn’t see where it was.
Yan Yi watched him cautiously and subconsciously retreated to the farthest corner while holding her sleeping baby. She leaned against the glass wall, covering the baby’s eyes with her bunny ears, her heart pounding and her breathing slowing down.
In that moment of hesitation, the hydraulic door to the control room slowly opened, and Lu Lin led a team of security personnel into the room with their guns pointed directly at Gu Wei. Without any hesitation, they pulled the trigger.
Gu Wei dodged the bullet that flew past his shoulder and rolled over to the control panel. The chaotic barrage of bullets left deep pits in the steel protective panels. At the same time, the gigantic creature in front of him suddenly revealed itself.
A six-meter long Komodo dragon had been hiding in the corner, suddenly roaring and shaking the entire control room. Its powerful tail swept across the room, shattering the glass prison that held Yan Yi captive. The Komodo dragon became enraged by the chaotic gunfire, even biting and killing the security personnel behind Lu Lin without distinguishing between friend or foe. The control room was immediately filled with the pungent smell of blood.
Yan Yi huddled with her child, staring at the giant lizard. The lizard’s neck was covered with a gland cultivation cover. If its invisibility ability came from the human glands in the cover, the only thing Yan Yi could think of was Ye Wan’s chameleon A3.
Lu Shangjin stared at the lizard with fascination, and his gaze made Yan Yi particularly panic-stricken. He held the baby tightly and fumbled for the glass cell. His legs were shaking so hard that he sat down on the ground, trembling and trying to back away.
“What are you afraid of?” Lu Lin’s self-esteem was suddenly offended by Yan Yi’s fearful eyes. He pulled out a syringe and walked towards Yan Yi, pressing him to the ground. He bit open the seal of the syringe and injected a guided differentiation alpha serum into Yan Yi’s gland.
Yan Yi writhed in pain, convulsing all over and unable to resist. The only thing he could do was to protect the baby tightly under his body.
The weight on his body suddenly lifted, and a fragrant narcissus pheromone enveloped his whole body in an instant.
Trembling, Yan Yi opened his eyes and saw the cold and stern jaw of the alpha. When he lowered his eyelids to look at himself, his eyes were incredibly gentle.
Lu Shangjin pulled him into his arms, covered in dozens of bloody knife wounds all over his body, but just like not feeling any pain, he kissed Yan Yi’s forehead and protected him in the corner.
The giant lizard bit into his scapula and madly tore at Lu Shangjin’s flesh.
Yan Yi stared at him stiffly, seeing his alpha for the first time showing a painful and unbearable expression. His neck turned red, and his beautiful eyebrows and facial features twisted together ferociously, making people feel heartbroken and hurt with him, and his heart almost broke into pieces with pain.
Lu Shangjin suddenly saw the wedding ring re-worn on Omega’s unnamed finger, and his dim eyes suddenly brightened.
Fresh blood flowed like water from Alpha’s shoulder blades to the ground. He pressed his two treasures in front of him and painfully arched his back. Two hard protrusions slowly emerged from his shoulder blades. The protrusion on the right was gnawed by a giant lizard. Land Shangjin groaned in pain and struggled to move his body.
A gentle snowflake fell on Yan Yi’s stunned face. He picked it up and found that it was a feather.
The gland cells proliferated rapidly into bones and flesh. The wings of a falcon extended from his backbones, and the wings with brown-black spots instantly opened up, flipping over the tables and chairs and the debris on the ground with a gust of wind.
A blue serial number appeared on the eyeball of Land Shangjin’s right eye: PBB000001.
Lu Shangjin was stunned for more than ten seconds, suddenly raised his hand to let the security team behind him put down their guns.
“It’s differentiating…” Yan Yi grabbed Lu Shangjin’s collar in surprise, but was suddenly lifted up like a gust of wind, and carried out of the control room.
The dragonfly alpha, who had previously intercepted Lu Shangjin, supported his heavily injured thigh and suddenly rushed out to block their escape. It launched its differentiation ability to try to intercept them, but suddenly found that its gland had lost control. The differentiation ability that had been launched was like sodium dropped into water, boiling for an instant and then disappearing.
Peregrine Falcon A3’s differentiation ability “Strengthening Instantaneous Membrane”: Instantly invalidates the differentiation ability of enemy targets with lower levels than oneself, and instantly weakens the differentiation ability of same-level opponents by 70%.
Little Lu Yan received the information scent soothing from Alpha Dad and became quiet and obedient. Only after feeling secure did he finally relax his wrinkled little face. Yan Yi held the baby in his arms and hugged Land Shangjin’s neck, looking at him with tears like rain and burying his head in his neck, asking him again and again if it hurt.
The blood on Lu Shangjin’s face faded, and he smiled with relief on his stiff white lips, kissing Yan Yi’s neck.
“I scared you, I’m sorry.”
As Lu Shangjin passed through the passage, the edge of his wings left a blood trail on the throat of the dragonfly alpha. Alpha’s pointed finger scratched Lu Shangjin’s unnamed finger, and his wedding ring was ripped off, making a series of crisp sounds as it hit the ground.
“Wait!” Yan Yi tried to break free from Alpha’s arms to pick up the ring, but Lu Shangjin wiped away the tears from his face and comforted him softly, “When our baby is one month old, I’ll accompany you to pick a new one, choose the one you like.”
The code-locked door outside the base was suddenly slammed open, and a falcon with a wingspan of six or seven meters flapped its wings and flew towards the waiting helicopter on the horizon.
The setting sun approached the sea level, and a red circle hung on the burning horizon.
Alpha’s right wing was bitten off, the bloody and bony stump was shocking to behold. Every flap of his wings caused unbearable pain to his gland.
He carried Yan Yi onto the helicopter, grabbed the outer edge with both hands, and tiredly rubbed Yan Yi’s cheek with his nose. The falcon, returning home under the setting sun, tenderly cared for the eggs in its nest.
The PBB security personnel were like swarming termites, and the flying bullets hitting the helicopter made a terrifying explosion.
Lu Shangjin spread his wings behind him, protecting the helicopter that was fleeing at the fastest speed, and held Yan Yi’s cheek gently, whispering softly.
A Magnum bullet sliced across the back of Lu Shangjin’s neck, and a large amount of sweet and hot blood splashed onto his chest. The scent of narcissus drifted uncontrollably.
Yan Yi’s blood seemed to suddenly solidify and couldn’t flow anymore in her body. Little Lu Yan in her arms suddenly burst into a sharp cry.
Alpha’s wings withered away, and its flesh gradually disappeared from its skeleton as gland cells died, and its feathers scattered into the sea.
Lushang Jin vigorously flapped his semi-bone, semi-feathered wings, pushed against the outer wall of the helicopter, and sent Yan Yi far away from the sniper range.
“Don’t eat too much cold stuff, and don’t let the hot porridge cool down before eating it.”
“Baby’s bedding is still on the balcony, remember to bring it in. The one with yellow bunnies you picked out is already spread out in the crib. Don’t get impatient and angry if you can’t find it after searching around.”
“I always wanted to take you for a walk by the sea, I thought about it every day, but I was always afraid that my plan wasn’t good enough, afraid that the water was too cold, afraid that you would be bored, and it seemed like no matter what activity I arranged, it wasn’t satisfying enough, so I kept putting it off until now.”
“But today there is a sunset, and it’s by the sea, it’s not too bad, do you like it?”
The lonely hawk fell, closed its eyes in reluctance, and was swallowed up by the roaring sea.”
“Yan Yi went crazy, leaning over the edge of the helicopter and shouting Alpha’s name. He tied his child to a folding board, fixed the screw on the Gatling gun on the helicopter with one hand, and then jumped off the edge, using the momentum to propel himself forward.
The J1 rabbit with droopy ears had the ability to “bounce rapidly.”
After a brief silence, a tall figure suddenly appeared on the beach.
The fragrance of the exploding narcissus filled the air and blended with the rolling waves. Yan Yi couldn’t find his Alpha no matter how hard he looked.
Each handful of seawater he scooped up in his hands was like his Jin Ge, but none of them were. He could only hold onto the lingering breath of his kiss on his fingertips.
Yan Yi dragged the Gatling gun with his right hand and slowly walked towards the thousands of security personnel who had rushed out of the base.
His wet shirt was tightly attached to his chest, revealing the blue serial number PBB000002 on his chest. His light grey eyes were filled with a burning abyss, and the heavy gun muzzle left a deep groove on the pebble beach. His figure disappeared a few times and then reappeared tens of meters away.
The A3 rabbit with droopy ears had the ability to “teleport.””