Editor: Noks, Wiji
It was only later, after Le Yao had arrived at Planet Huaxia, that he would know that Xu Yao was the president of the Appearance Association, known as Yan Kong. Actually he could be exquisite when dressed up. As long as he didn’t fight, he could wear the handsome military uniform in a coquettish way. Four years ago on the battlefield, there was no way to pay attention to his appearance at all. The orcs of Sarna were not only tall, but also strong, and they had high-tech weapons. They were very hard to fight against in battle. Moreover, some orcs had special attacking abilities and were stronger than the others.
At that time, the two sides had fought fiercely. Xu Yao was too busy to even count the number of days he hadn’t washed his face. In addition, the battlefield environment was bad. He was exposed to the scorching sun for several days and had suffered some injuries. No wonder his face had become swollen and dirty, which made him look like the ghost that Le Yao saw in the picture.
Le Yao thought that the person in the picture looked more than 40 years old, and the one that had just registered marriage with him looked to be 27 or 28. Although his eyes were as sharp as in the picture, his face was thinner, devoid of scars, and his skin color was much better. He was much more handsome in reality than in the picture, and the gap between the two was too shocking.
But it couldn’t be said anymore, because his words had angered this King of Hell just after they’d registered their marriage.
They were currently in the mall. Xu Yao was busy picking some things to give as gifts to his father-in-law. Although Xu Yao hadn’t scolded him for the things he had said before, Le Yao could feel the man’s body language emitting an aura of ‘I am angry with you!’
Le Yao did not dare to walk too close to him, behaving just like a little young married woman who was being scolded by her husband. Still, he wanted to be stronger, but right then, he had no confidence.
Xu Yao didn’t see anything reliable, so he chose to buy supplements in the supermarket. When Le Yao saw the expensive price tag, he thought it would be embarrassing to speak his thoughts again. He said softly, “Well, in my opinion, because you’ll take me to Planet Huaxia after this marriage, he, I mean my father, will be grateful towards you. So you don’t have to give him such expensive things, really.”
“Is that so?” Xu Yao set his sight on Le Yao’s nervous face again, “It seems that you usually give him a headache?”
“No. I don’t give him a headache,” said Le Yao.
After a while, he added frankly, “I’m going to make him go bald.”
“… So your suggestion is that I should give him a wig or a hairpin?” Xu Yao’s lips tilted slightly upward, showing a smile that didn’t reach his eyes.
“How can you say that?!” Le Yao wanted to respond to him again but happened to see something that he really wanted to find on a shelf not far away. He hurriedly walked away from him and said, “If he kills you, I will become a widow just after our marriage! What value will I have then?”
How can you speak like this?! If you, this little wife wasn’t born in Le Feishan’s family, you would have been killed long ago, you know?
“Do you know why the hero can’t get past the beauty?” Xu Yao said with a smile.
Le Yao thought for a moment and said, “Because the beauty is beautiful.”
Xu Yao said, “No, it’s because the hero was angered to death by the beauty.”
Le Yao: “???”
Xu Yao looked down at the things that had been put back by Le Yao, “What do you want to do with the ink paste?”
“Rbatlcu, P kjr pera mjrejiis ibbxlcu ja la,” gfqilfv Of Tjb.
Before, there had been many cinnabar ingredients within the ink paste on Earth. Even if there was no cinnabar solution, it would be alright to use the ink paste to draw runes when in urgent need. But the inkpad he had seen just now was all made of plant extract. There was no cinnabar in it, so there was no need to buy it.
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“Qtja vb sbe kjca ab yes ja atf qtjgwjms?” jrxfv We Tjb.
Le Yao said, “What else can I buy in the pharmacy? Buy medicine, of course. I’d like to ask if there’s any nutrition for the glands or something.”
This answer was reasonable, so Xu Yao didn’t ask any more. Before leaving the supermarket, he bought a white hat for Le Yao and forced him to wear it. Then he took Le Yao to the pharmacy.
Although there were many laborious jobs in this world that had been replaced by smart tech, because of its particularity, pharmacies also had human workers, unlike the supermarkets, fast-food restaurants, car rental spots, and so on, almost all of which had robots working there. Le Yao asked for nutrition agents for nourishing Omega glands, carefully selected two boxes for himself, and then took a bottle of spray medicine that could block pheromones. After buying these two things, he asked, “Do you have cinnabar powder?”
The staff said, “Yes. Pardon me, can I ask what you want to do with that?”
Le Yao said, “It’s a surprise.”
The staff packed it for Le Yao. He also asked for more packages of it if there was no problem. The staff looked at what he wanted to buy so much of and said, “Before using this thing, you must remember to read the instructions carefully, because it has a certain toxicity.”
“Yes, I’ll remember that, thank you,” said Le Yao.
Back on the car, Xu Yao teased Le Yao, who still seemed to be afraid of offending him, “Who is so brave they could scare you?”
“You,” said Le Yao, “If you look forward to finding out what your spouse looks like, and you suddenly find a picture of an old killer with evil eyes and blood on his face, won’t you also be scared then?”
Xu Yao twitched his mouth, tried to smile and said, “Old killer?”
Le Yao was acutely aware of his wrong words. Stupid mouth, he thought. He poured a glass of wine for him and handed it over. It could be said that he had a strong desire for survival.
In the past, when he got his Master angry, he quickly poured tea for him. Obviously, this habit had also been brought here.
Upon seeing his slightly flattering appearance, Xu Yao took hold of the glass, and his eyes flashed with a glimmer of light. At the same time, his doubts became more and more serious.
As far as he was concerned, Le Yao was totally different from the person that he learned of before. Although this little wife in front of him isn’t as soft and gentle as most omegas, he was definitely not that bad. At least from today’s performance, he was not as bad a person as the internet said.
But if a person could really act to this extent, it would be excessively tricky. What if he wasn’t acting? How could the change in Le Yao’s behavior be so earth shaking?
It was hard to ignore the fact that this marriage arrangement had been interfered with by someone.
At this time, Le Yao asked, “Shall we leave immediately after meeting my father? Or should we stay at my house first?”
“What do you think?”
Le Yao said, “My father will probably ask us to stay for dinner. Can we leave after dinner? I don’t want to stay at home any longer.”
“Because I’m not well received at home,” said Le Yao, “I probably belong to that… Forget it, you may not believe it.”
The hover car had just landed on the lawn of Le family’s house and Le Yao didn’t want to talk about that topic anymore. The hatch opened, and he went towards the familiar but still strange house.
Wang Hao had already reached home and informed the housekeeper of their arrival. The housekeeper made a gesture to Xu Yao, and politely said, “Mr Xu, this way, please.”
Xu Yao handed the things he had bought to Wang Hao, and then followed Le Yao slowly to the Le family’s main hall.
Le Feishan had heard the sound of the hover car landing and so had walked down from the study. When he saw the door open, he saw Le Yao come in alone. He furrowed his eyebrows reflexively, “How can you come home alone?”
Le Yao said, “Xu Yao is still at the back. I felt a little hot so I entered first. I want to change my clothes. I’ll be back after a while.”
Finished saying this, he strode up the stairs, and before returning to his bedroom, conveniently took a bottle of white wine from the wine cabinet on the second floor, and hid it in his room along with the cinnabar powder. As he thought about it, he decided that when he left and reached the house at Huaxia, he would sprinkle a thin layer of cinnabar powder under the door and window of his bedroom.
When he went downstairs again, Le Yao heard Le Feishan say, “My eldest son is actually a bit reckless. Did he cause you any trouble at the marriage center?”
Xu Yao said with a smile, “You worry too much. Le Yao is very sensible. You have educated him very well.”
Le Feishan: “…” How tolerable you must be to say such a thing!
Even the housekeeper could not help but turn his head to look at Xu Yao. However, Xu Yao just kept a straight face with a decent smile that a younger generation should show, as if he was telling the truth.
At the same time, Le Feishan felt relieved that his son hadn’t caused much trouble and asked Xu Yao to sit down, “Your aunt… Oh yes, it should be your mother-in-law. She has something to do outside, and has to pick up Le Yao’s younger brother. She will come back later. Le Yao’s uncle and two cousins will also come later. Let’s chat first, and then you can stay to have dinner with us.”
Xu Yao politely replied, “I’m giving you trouble. Besides, I’m really sorry that I can’t have a proper wedding with Le Yao, because I’m really in a rush this time. There are many things waiting for me to deal with at Planet Huaxia. But don’t worry. I’ll make up for the wedding when I get my next vacation.”
Le Feishan said with a smile, “Of course, business matters come first. As for the wedding, it doesn’t matter if it’s held a few days earlier or a few days later.”
As soon as Le Yao saw the two of them chat with such hypocrisy, he didn’t want to go downstairs at all. After standing on the staircase for a while, he said, “Dad, please continue talking with Mr Xu first. I’ll take a bath and pack up the clothes I need to bring with me.”
Le Feishan had been suffering from all the trouble Le Yao had caused before. Now, he could see that his son would actually stop creating trouble and furthermore, also actively cooperate. Although he wondered why his son suddenly turned so sensible, he still said, “Well, then you go ahead and quickly prepare.”
Le Yao said, “I know!” He was about to return to his bedroom, but suddenly heard Xu Yao’s voice from downstairs saying, “Le Le…”
Le Yao was shocked. Seeing that Xu Yao was looking at him, the person whom he called out for should be him, right? He hesitated and asked, “What’s the matter?”
Xu Yao said with a smile, “Don’t let me wait too long.”
Le Yao: “…” Fuck! It’s not like you can’t be separated from me for a second. What the hell?
Le Yao didn’t know what was going on in Xu Yao’s mind, but he hurried back to his bedroom while nodding: “Hmm.”
Le Feishan looked at Xu Yao in surprise, “Xiao Xu, you have your own way, huh? To tell you the truth, my son is usually spoiled a lot. He is very rash, but he listens to you now.”
Xu Yao said, “He is quite well behaved.”
Le Feishan: “…” I’ll listen to you!
Le Yao hurried back to his bedroom. He shut the door, flicked the smart lock over, and made sure no one had come into his room, and sure enough, no one had. After taking out the cinnabar and liquor, he entered the bathroom and started making the cinnabar solution in a mask bowl.
Because it was cinnabar powder, it saved him the trouble of grinding. Little by little, he poured the newly opened bottle of white wine into the cinnabar powder and stirred them. Soon, he had mixed together a small bowl of cinnabar liquid. It was just that the cinnabar solution looked a little light in color, and there was also a small amount of coarse precipitate settled at the bottom. So he took the original body’s red paint, kept for painting, and added a few drops into the cinnabar liquid. When it seemed like the color was better, he carefully filtered out the liquid. After that, he washed his hands and went out to find a piece of paper, and tore it into four parts.
After tearing the paper, Le Yao stood at the window to see if there were any people downstairs or any robots in the air, and after confirming that there were none, he knelt down and looked up at the sky devoutly.
“Achoo!” Jiang Xinduo, who was shopping with her son, suddenly sneezed hard.
“Mom, are you cold?” Le Tianyu was holding Jiang Xinduo’s arm when he said, “Let’s not continue shopping then. Le Yao is going to Planet Huaxia soon. The environment there is very bad. I heard that summer is very hot and winter is extremely cold. Is it necessary for him to bring so many clothes?”
“Silly child! I didn’t buy it for him to wear. Of course I bought it for your father and General Xu to see, just bear with it.” Jiang Xinduo whispered, “Besides, isn’t it better for him to wear such frail clothes over there? You said that the environment there was very rough. The army is surely suffering there. If he also suffers and then starts making trouble for people, would General Xu still feel good to have him there? If they’re not happy, they’ll have a rift in their marriage.”
“And what if he can bear the hardship?” Le Tianyu said, “Moreover, if they have a bad relationship and divorce, won’t it be annoying if he runs back home again? I want to use his bedroom when he leaves. His bedroom is so huge, has good lighting and has a separate bathroom, so comfortable.”
“It’s impossible for him to be able to withstand the hardships there. He’s used to living a good life, and he’ll definitely feel wronged when he gets there. Don’t worry, mom knows. In a while, you will do what your mother says when we reach back home in a moment. Don’t mention anything about General Xu’s appearance, alright? Don’t be concerned about his scarred face, it has nothing to do with you. As long as you are obedient, you will move into his bedroom after Le Yao leaves. Even if he really wants to run away from his relationship with General Xu, your father will be very angry with him and won’t let him move back to this house, right?”
“You’re right, Mom.” Le Tianyu pulled Jiang Xinduo closer and said, “Well, let’s walk around and buy him some skin care products, like perfume or something.”
Jiang Xinduo saw her son’s mood light up and was happy to take him to buy anything. Anyways, it was not the first time they had spent so much money just for shopping. “I brought my son back from school and we wanted to buy Le Yao some clothes to bring to Huaxia”. No one could find any problems with this.
T/n: I’m sorry for some mistakes in the previous chapter. It’s been corrected now.