C139 – Extra 6 – Raising a Child (2)

From a certain point of view, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai might not be qualified fathers. For example, a few months had passed since they made this decision, and they both knew the gender of the child long ago, but they still hadn’t given the child a name of his own until now. They had been so excited that no one thought about it.


“Do you want to hold him?” After seeing Duan Hengye’s interaction with the child, Meng Jinhuai quickly asked.

However, after hearing this, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but shake his head, then withdrew his hand. “I won’t.” Professor Duan, who was seen as ‘omnipotent’ said with a frown. A long time ago, Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai had gone to a children’s institution together, and while there, Meng Jinhuai had personally held the children inside the institution, so he obviously had experience. After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai smiled and leaned over, then gently extended his hand towards the child.

“When I was little, my parents had briefly adopted some orphans of members of the military, so I have some experience in taking care of children.” Seemingly seeing Duan Hengye’s doubts, Meng Jinhuai explained to Duan Hengye while reaching out his hand.

This room was warm, and the child hidden under the quilt was wearing a beige cotton baby suit, which was embellished with light golden star patterns, making him look very cute.


Meng Jinhuai’s technique of holding the child was good; when he gently picked the child up from the crib, the child didn’t even show a hint of rejection; on the contrary, he even stretched out his little hand and waved it in the air, and in the meantime, he also mumbled, as if he were saying something to Meng Jinhuai.

“A bit of a chatterbox.” Duan Hengye, who was naturally shy, commented.

Although he didn’t dare to hug the child, after seeing Meng Jinhuai’s movements, Duan Hengye was still curious and came closer. The child’s chin softly rested on top of Meng Jinhuai’s shoulder, and at this time, Duan Hengye stood behind Meng Jinhuai, once again carefully touching the child’s earlobe.

“What does it feel like?” After noticing Duan Hengye’s actions, Meng Jinhuai curiously asked, and at this time, the little one’s two fathers were completely unaware that they were now behaving like elementary school students who had discovered a new toy… without any self-awareness.

Hearing Meng Jinhuai’s question, Duan Hengye once again gently rubbed the little one’s earlobes and continued, “Like flower petals.” After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai smiled and suddenly turned around as he said to Duan Hengye, “Although you didn’t know how to do it before, you can’t go on like that. Come, I’ll teach you how to hold him.”


“…… What?” Duan Hengye hadn’t even finished speaking, but immediately afterward, Meng Jinhuai carried the child he was holding towards Duan Hengye. Seeing this, even though Duan Hengye really didn’t know how to hold a child and was even more afraid of hurting him, after seeing Meng Jinhuai’s movements and his son, who was gradually approaching with a bewildered look on his face, he still subconsciously opened his arms.

The child was this big, yet it was as if he didn’t have any bones. Duan Hengye felt that he had never hugged such a soft thing before. He was like a ball of cotton or a cloud. Although he sent his son into Duan Hengye’s arms, Meng Jinhuai still thoughtfully helped Duan Hengye adjust his posture. However, Duan Hengye was a novice; his hand was placed on his son’s slightly bulging little tummy, and what he didn’t expect was that the little guy wasn’t very old, yet there was quite a lot of itchy flesh on his tummy. Ever since his son fell into Duan Hengye’s arms, he began to laugh uncontrollably, and before a while, Duan Hengye’s shoulders were wet with the little guy’s saliva.

The fact that his son was ticklish was inherited from Duan Hengye. Feeling the little guy’s movements, Duan Hengye’s neck quickly began to itch, “Quickly take him.” Duan Hengye handed the little guy to Meng Jinhuai. And after receiving him, Meng Jinhuai finally put his son back in his crib.


Immediately afterward, the light device floating to the side also slowly moved over, then automatically took a picture of the little guy lying on the bed.


By this time, Duan Hengye had finally remembered a major event that he and Meng Jinhuai had missed. “Right, we haven’t named the little guy yet.” Duan Hengye said.

Meng Jinhuai was looking at the newly taken pictures on his light device when he heard Duan Hengye’s words. He froze for a moment, and then his sight also left the top of the light device, and he began to think about Duan Hengye’s question. Yes. What should his son be called? For a while, the room was quiet, leaving only the little guy lying on the crib who was entertaining himself and making noise from time to time; it seemed like he really had the potential to be a chatterbox.

Meng Jinhuai was very curious about the stories Duan Hengye had recently told him about Earth, and ever since the first time he had heard about it, he would ask Duan Hengye about them from time to time. So now he already knew that the planet where Duan Hengye once lived, Earth, was located in the “Milky Way Galaxy,” which he had never heard of, and had a unique satellite named “Moon” that was the focus of countless romantic stories.


“How about the nickname ‘Heyue’?” Meng Jinhuai said as he reached out his hand and gently touched the little one’s fleshy cheeks. It was clear that he didn’t understand what Meng Jinhuai was saying, but at this time, the little guy suddenly smiled at him as well. After seeing his expression, Duan Hengye nodded before calling out his new name. “Okay, Heyue.”


Now that Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai’s son finally had a name of his own, the next step was to bring him back home. Speaking of which, although the Marshal’s Mansion was large, there were quite a few staff members coming and going. To Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai, there was no need to keep the child a secret. So just shortly after the name was given, Meng Jinhuai simply uploaded those few pictures taken by the light device to his official account.

Although Heyue was still small, his facial features and silhouette were already quite similar to those of his two fathers, and with his milky white skin and chubby cheeks, he could definitely be called “very cute.” Just now, the light device automatically took several photos. Meng Jinhuai roughly looked at it and casually picked out one.

The light device was worthy of being the best; even if Meng Jinhuai had set it to automatic shooting mode, the effect of the photo was first-rate. A soft, warm-colored halo of light hit in from the side of the crib in the photo, and the cute, light fluffy hairs belonging to Heyue’s face were clearly illuminated.


When the photo was taken, the little guy ignorantly opened his eyes, and in the process, he turned his head sideways, looking as if he was curious about this photo-taking instrument.

Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai had already seen all kinds of storms and big scenes in the interstellar era, so they didn’t give much thought to the matter of “how much of a reaction would be caused by posting their son’s photo on the internet.” After selecting the photo, Meng Jinhuai simply put the word “Hello” on it and then directly posted it on his account.

“Meng Jinhuai:Hello.[Picture]”

One word, one picture. It seemed very simple, but when the person who posted it was Meng Jinhuai, it was enough to create a small storm everywhere.

“??? What hello?”

“Who is this little kid? So cute!”

“Is the Marshal saying hello to the little kid? Cute ah ah ah ah!”

“Wait, wait, wait, don’t you guys think this little kid looks a lot like the Marshal?”

“Upstairs, you’re not alone, and I think that besides looking like the Marshal, he also looks like Professor Duan.”

“So ……”

A minute after Meng Jinhuai’s photo was posted, the star network immediately exploded because of it, and even the server backed by the super light device was briefly paralyzed because of it. By the way, the Southern Star’s side also received countless inquiries in just a minute’s time.


Because the matter involved Meng Jinhuai’s private life, the staff members who were usually in charge of the relevant work and the operation of the official account naturally didn’t know the answer. Within a few minutes, the news had reached Yu Xinran’s ears through the staff.

At that time, Yu Xinran was on duty in her office and didn’t open the news page on the light device. And when the news was reported by the staff, Admiral Yu was like a robot that had lost power, and she remained frozen in place. After a long time, even that staff member who came to ask her felt that Yu Xinran’s expression was dull and a bit scary. She finally shook her head, then unexpectedly asked, “Are you joking?”

“No, Admiral, look…” While saying that, that staff member handed over the light device to Yu Xinran. Then Yu Xinran saw that, just as the staff member said, Meng Jinhuai did post a picture of a child, and the child looked like him and also looked like Duan Hengye.

No way; if it were true, then these two people’s mouths were a little too tight.

Yu Xinran slowly nodded. “Okay, I know…” Then she quickly pulled up the communication board and sent a long question to Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai.

It was just that at this time, Heyue’s two fathers were teasing their child on their return hovercraft, and no one had noticed Yu Xinran’s message. Of course, they didn’t know what was happening on the Star Network, and even if they did, they wouldn’t care.


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One Reply to “C139 – Extra 6 – Raising a Child (2)”

  1. Thank you for the wonderful translation. This has been a journey and the story was exceptional. Thanks for taking the time to translate 💞

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