Duan Hengyu’s “soul” had just returned to the cage, and after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s voice, he couldn’t help but be distracted again, even briefly forgetting the pain in his body.
But even though Duan Hengye was still immersed in the book and the shock of LDK-300, after hearing the words related to the antidote, his instincts still pulled his body out of the mire of slumber.
He could think of the later things later, but it was important to solve the poisoning first.
Although his consciousness had returned, Duan Hengye’s body was still weak. After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, he subconsciously wanted to open his eyes to look at the other party.
At this moment, Duan Hengye almost concentrated all his strength on his thin eyelids. But after trying for a while, his eyes were still tightly closed.
From Meng Jinhuai’s perspective, he only saw Duan Hengye’s eyebrows furrowed tightly. His eyes were closed, but his eyeballs were rolling around incessantly as if he was trying hard to revive himself without success. After a while, Duan Hengye suddenly felt himself being gently lifted up by someone, and then a hand caressed his cheek.
Duan Hengye involuntarily gave up opening his eyes, and slowly opened his mouth with the force of the hand on his cheek. Taking this opportunity, a capsule fell into his mouth, followed by a small half cup of warm water.
This person was not skilled in the act of administering medication, and Duan Hengye was clearly not a cooperative patient. However, fortunately, the feeding process did not last too long. After Duan Hengye realized that he had just swallowed the LDK-300 cloned drug, he was gently put back on the bed.
The antidote began to take effect slowly, and as the pain in his body became weaker, this time Duan Hengye finally drifted off to sleep.
A few hours later, Duan Hengye woke up, but at this moment he wished he hadn’t woken up.
After waking up this time, Duan Hengye felt relaxed, as if the pain not long ago was just a dream.
As his body recovered, his mind gradually became clearer.
One by one, facts that he didn’t want to face, but had to face came crashing down on Duan Hengye’s brain.
–How on earth did Meng Jinhuai get the drug from the LDK-300 Institute? What was his connection to this institute? How should he explain to him about the poisoning?
Professor Duan, who was still lying on the bed with his eyes closed, painfully discovered that compared to the development of armor, human communication was even more of an academic problem.
Because of the closed eyes, Duan Hengye’s sense of hearing became sensitive. After silently struggling with the bottom of his heart, Duan Hengye fiercely discovered that there should be someone else in the room besides him.
That person’s breathing was so shallow that ordinary people would not be able to hear it. But Duan Hengye’s ability to perceive his surroundings, which he had developed from years of practicing ancient martial arts, was slowly returning as his body recovered. So after he calmed down, he sensed the presence of another person in the room.
Who exactly was the person next to ……? Duan Hengye felt that the answer to this question was a bit obvious.
In fact, pretending to be asleep was not an easy thing to do. When a person was awake, the expression on his face and the breathing rate was different. The average person could notice it with a little care, not to mention that it was Meng Jinhuai ……
Duan Hengye was not a person who was good at acting in the first place, not to mention that after waking up, he just continued to think with his eyes closed, and did not deliberately disguise his sleeping state at all.
After a few seconds of silent mental construction, Duan Hengye finally opened his eyes little by little.
At this time, there was a light yellow floor lamp in the room, and the warm light brought some warmth to the original pure white ceiling. Although he hadn’t seen Meng Jinhua yet, just by virtue of the warm light, Duan Hengye’s mood couldn’t help but feel a little calmer.
Then he finally sat up gently on the bed and focused his attention on the location of the sound of breathing.
The marshal’s residence’s room was decorated in a very simple style, with hardly any overly bright or depressing colors. The blanket that Duan Hengye was covered with at this time was light gray, and when it was covered with warm yellow light, it gave people a warm feeling just visually.
The terrifying images that Duan Hengye imagined didn’t happen.
He saw that Meng Jinhuai, who was usually high up in the sky, was lying on the edge of the bed with his arms folded and looked like he was already asleep. The blanket Duan Hengye was covered with was a bit thick, but Meng Jinhuai’s arms were now pressed against the corner of the blanket. From Duan Hengye’s point of view, half of Meng Jinhuai’s body was hidden in the soft, cloud-like blanket.
His heart, which was beating rapidly because of nervousness, suddenly calmed down, and Duan Hengye, who was sitting on the bed, hesitated for a moment, and then, with a strange twist, slowly reached out his hand towards Meng Jinhuai.
He gently patted the marshal’s shoulder, and the touch of the soft knitted shirt spread through Duan Hengye’s fingertips and into his heart. Meng Jinhuai, who was used to the stressful life in war, always slept lightly, and opened his eyes almost the moment he was touched by Duan Hengye.
Suddenly awakened from his sleep, Meng Jinhuai’s eyes unconsciously became alert. The look in his eyes was very aggressive, like a large cat in a predatory state. The moment he saw the look in his eyes, Duan Hengye, who hadn’t withdrawn his hand, was shocked, and then his whole body froze there.
It was only an instant before Meng Jinhuai put away the hostility in his eyes. He smiled at Duan Hengye, and then slowly took hold of his hand that was hanging there.
Only then did Duan Hengye feel that his body temperature was really low. When his hand was tightly held by Duan Hengye, warmth instantly enveloped him. No matter how scary the other party’s eyes were just now, the fact remained …… that Duan Hengye did have some attachment to the temperature of his hands at this time.
“Are you feeling better?”
Duan Hengye’s identity was already very troublesome, and he had many secrets, intentionally or unintentionally. Ever since he transmigrated, Duan Hengye had thought countless times about what he would face the day his secret was discovered: ……
But he never thought that the first thing Meng Jinhuai would say to him after finding out about the LDK-300 was, “Are you feeling better?
Help! Looking at Meng Jinhuai’s caring appearance, Duan Hengye found that …… he felt even more guilty.
Duan Hengye, who had already developed some courage to face the situation, once again swallowed the words on his lips, looked at Meng Jinhuai and then said: “…… Okay. Uh …… you don’t need to sit here.”
Duan Hengye practically raised himself as a child, and he wasn’t a person who was used to being taken care of. After seeing the Lord Marshal sleeping on the edge of the bed, Duan Hengye’s heart couldn’t help but feel an unspeakable sense of guilt. And after hearing his words, Meng Jinhuai stood up from the bedside.
He took a look at Duan Hengye and then said: “It’s good that you’ve recovered, it’s still early, have a good rest. I’m going next door, remember to call me if you need anything.”
After saying that, Meng Jinhuai came and gently touched his forehead, then got up and prepared to walk out of the room. Duan Hengye didn’t know what kind of system the other party had touched, because when Meng Jinhuai stood up, the floor lamp inside the room also dimmed. His eyes that had become used to the light were not used to the darkness and couldn’t see anything.
But in the darkness, Duan Hengye suddenly had some courage. He suddenly spoke, “You know about the LDK-300 …….”
Hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai’s footsteps left with a pause, and then said to him, “Yes.” After hearing the affirmative answer, Duan Hengye’s hand slowly clenched into a fist, and he began to hesitate about what he should say next. However, before Duan Hengye could organize his own words, he heard Meng Jinhuai say, “The master behind LDK-300 is Southern Star.”
…… The master behind LDK-300 was Southern Star?
Behind the scenes …… owner.
Well, the truth came out.
Sitting on the bed, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but collapse a bit, how on earth did he pick Meng Jinhuai directly? When he first investigated the drug research institute on the Star Network, the criteria in Duan Hengye’s mind were: powerful and secretive enough.
If he thought about it, wouldn’t the institute secretly funded by the military department meet these two conditions?
Earlier, it was said in “Dumping Interstellar” that as the largest force in the Ye Tian Empire, Southern Star was not only powerful but also secretly involved in various industries of the empire. Previously, Duan Hengye was too confident of his knowledge of the plot, and since the book didn’t contain any specific plot, he subconsciously ignored this matter.
After learning who the owner of LDK-300 was, Duan Hengye took a deep breath, and he felt that he could no longer pretend to be unaware that Meng Jinhuai knew his identity as an undercover agent.
Duan Hengye summoned his courage and was ready to speak directly.
But at the same time he opened his mouth, the sound of Meng Jinhuai’s footsteps, which had paused for a long time, sounded once again. The marshal said as he walked towards the door, “Rest well, during the night is not a good time to chat, think about what’s going on tomorrow.”
After saying that, Meng Jinhuai walked out of the bedroom, and the door slowly closed automatically. Duan Hengye, who was used to the darkness, finally saw the furnishings in the room. He sat on the bed for a long time, then finally laid down slowly, only to fall asleep again.
Yesterday Duan Hengye was in a coma at night, and Meng Jinhuai mentioned it, if they wanted to completely suppress the discussion on StarNet, they still needed Duan Hengye himself to do it. When the morning came, the news about Duan Hengye waking up was spread, and Yu Xinlan, who had just finished a battle and started her vacation, also volunteered to take over the job of assisting Duan Hengye in posting a video bulletin on StarNet.
By the way, Yu Xinlan, Dongfang Hewen, and Dongfang You came together this time.
In fact, it was reasonable to say that when the marshal’s spouse was recovered from illness, everyone from the military department should come over to greet him. It was just that Duan Hengye’s cold personality had spread all over the interstellar world, and only the general and Dongfang You, who was a big fan of Duan Hengye, came in the end.
In the book “Dumping Interstellar”, all the people whose names had been mentioned were not bad in appearance. For example, Yu Xinlan, when she normally wore a military uniform, she was all valiant, but when she changed to her casual clothing, she had a more charming temperament.
With her long dark red hair tied up in a high ponytail, which was rare, and wearing a white long-sleeved T-shirt with jeans, Yu Xinlan looked like a recently graduated college student at first glance.
Since a while ago, Yu Xinlan no longer threw him an eye knife at every turn like she used to do. Although the atmosphere between the two of them, or in other words, one side of the story, had eased up a bit now. But as a person who couldn’t act, after seeing Duan Hengye, Yu Xinlan still couldn’t help but show a little embarrassed expression.
Dongfang Hewen seemed to have other things to do, so after briefly seeing Duan Hengye, he left first. Yu Xinlan, who was left alone, was embarrassed for a while, then she finally got serious and switched to work mode. She switched on her light computer and started to introduce to Duan Hengye the steps of uploading the video announcement on StarNet, as well as the confirmation process.
At this time, Dongfang You, who came, finally asked: “Professor Duan, are you feeling better?” The little girl’s voice was already soft, not to mention her deliberately softened tone.
At this time, Duan Hengye was sitting on the sofa, silently organizing the tutorial in his mind for a while. After hearing Dongfang You’s question, he reached out his hand to touch the top of her hair, and then he couldn’t help but slow down his tone and said: “Much better, I scared you yesterday.”
After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Dongfang You was much happier, and then started to talk to him about various childish topics. Maybe the speaker didn’t mean it, but the listener did. After Duan Hengye’s words fell, Yu Xinlan, who was busy at the same time, suddenly stopped her work at hand.
Although Duan Hengye was still talking with an indifferent look, she could feel that, unlike the previous …… Duan Hengye’s words just now were warm.
After the initial awkwardness disappeared, she suddenly and inexplicably joined Dongfang You’s conversation.
He finally realized that the other party was a chatterbox.
It was probably because she automatically switched to the non-working mode, so Yu Xinlan’s conversation box went in a weird direction as soon as it started. After Duan Hengye finished recording the statement according to the procedure organized by the military department, she even sat on the sofa and talked to Duan Hengye about Meng Jinhuai’s past events……
“…… Lord Marshal is probably ten years younger than me, and the first time I met him was at the military department. Because of my good spiritual value, although I was young at that time, I was lucky enough to be transferred to General Luo’s side.” Yu Xinlan sat on another sofa and recalled that she was referring to Meng Jinhuai’s mother.
Seeing that Yu Xinlan started to speak, Dongfang You was also very curious and sat to one side and listened patiently.
Yu Xinlan looked at Duan Hengye silently and said, “Actually, when Marshal Jinhuai was young, he was quite similar to you now, just by looking at the surface, he didn’t seem to care about anything, and he never smiled. No matter how talented he was, he couldn’t hide the fact that he was still a child on the battlefield.” Yu Xinlan crossed her arms behind her head as she spoke, looking very leisurely. Despite their delicate relationship, the other party’s state actually gave Duan Hengye the illusion that he was chatting with an old friend.
In his impression, Meng Jinhuai had never been a person who “didn’t care about anything”, but Yu Xinlan’s words surprised Duan Hengye. Now, what Yu Xinlan was talking about was a completely new Meng Jinhuai, a young marshal who had never been described in the book ……
She continued to recall, “In fact, if the old Marshal and General Luo were still there, the Marshal as an adult might have been like this all the time. But the sudden sacrifice of the two of them… must have caused the Marshal to mature quickly, and he had learn to face this cruel adult world by himself. So ironically speaking, it was after that that he lost his smile. “
When his parents were around, Meng Jinhuai was able to be a little more capricious and closed off. But when the only shield left him, Meng Jinhua had to learn to quickly forget his sorrow and become someone’s guardian angel.
It was a cruel thing to be “mature”, Duan Hengye suddenly felt that way.
He didn’t know if Dongfang You understood it or not, but after Yu Xinlan finished speaking, she also slowly looked deeply towards the other side with her hand on her head.
“During that time, the Lord Marshal was having a very bad time, on one side was the sudden sacrifice of the old marshal. On the other hand, there was the cold eyes of the royal family or other former clansmen.” At this point, Yu Xinlan paused for a moment, then looked at Duan Hengye and said, “At that time, he met you at the banquet.”
Unlike Yu Xinlan, Dongfang Hewen, who were on semi-vacation, Meng Jinhuai remained busy after the war ended. Throughout the whole day, Duan Hengye didn’t see the Lord Marshal again. Such frequency of meeting should have been the norm between the two of them, but somehow, this day Duan Hengye felt out of his element.
He didn’t know how many times he turned on his light computer, but Duan Hengye was too stunned to show any interest in working on the screen of data and models. After realizing that he hadn’t been doing anything today, Duan Hengye opened the video statement issued by the military department just now, as well as the comments below.
It was just that if people were distracted, they really couldn’t do anything well. After reading the comments for half a day, Duan Hengye found that he didn’t even catch a little bit of information. Then …… rarely in such a state, Duan Hengye finally completely turned off his light computer.
He sat on the sofa and began to meditate while sipping a cup of tea.
The strange state of Duan Hengye on this day actually came from what Xinlan said in the morning. After repeatedly recalling the other party’s words in his mind, a thought that had been ignored for a long time came up again in Duan Hengye’s heart.
Since he decided to talk about everything, then should he …… divorce Lord Marshal?
Ever since he transmigrated, this thought had already appeared in Duan Hengye’s heart. Only at that time, he wanted a divorce for the safety of his own life, but now it was …… that he didn’t think he should continue to occupy this position.
Although he looked very cold on the surface, but as a geek who had been all over the novel, Duan Hengye also had his emotional side in his heart.
For example, after experiencing a series of events, Duan Hengye was very deeply aware that he had a vague tendency to become the brainwashed fan of the marshal …… For example, Duan Hengye began to involuntarily care about the work of Meng Jinhuai, also began to want this “character ” to have a “happy ending”.
In Duan Hengye’s eyes, this “happy ending” was not only about career but also about Meng Jinhuai finally being able to be with a person he truly loved.
Although Duan Hengye had not yet completely clarified the relationship between himself and the original owner, he was clear that his feelings for Meng Jinhuai were very complicated. And …… Meng Jinhuai’s love for the original owner back then had long since been wiped away.
At the thought of this, Duan Hengye’s heart couldn’t help but be sour.
After he thought for a moment, he decided to send Meng Jinhuai a divorce application directly. However, Duan Hengye, who knew the interstellar situation, knew that divorce couldn’t be leaked. The two of them only needed to reach an agreement in secret, which did not hinder the follow-up cooperation between the Southern Star and Mecha Research Institute.
Sometimes, illness could make people become childish and impulsive.
And it was in this atmosphere of “up” and self-moving that Duan Hengye finally did something that he thought about later and was speechless.
Professor Duan took out his light computer, and then drew up a secret divorce agreement by using the template in the background, and then sent it directly to Meng Jinhuai.
On the other side of the Southern Star Marshal’s residence, Meng Jinhuai, who had just finished his day’s work, closed the last document. He took a look at the time on the corner of the light screen and decided to go to the living quarters to check on Duan Hengye.
At this time, a file with a “surprise” on it…… suddenly appeared in the corner of Meng Jinhua’s eyes. He didn’t want to look at the document, but after noticing the sender marked at the bottom, Meng Jinhuai sat back down and opened the document.
Silence, still silence.
After reading the document several times, Meng Jinhuai finally realized that, in addition to the armor field, Duan Hengye may also have a different way of thinking than normal people in other aspects.
When he said to Duan Hengye last night, “Think about it tomorrow,” he never expected that after thinking about it for a day, the other party would actually send such a “surprise” to him.
The Lord Marshal threw the file directly into the garbage disposal box of the light computer, and then opened Yu Xinlan’s contact ID – what did you say to Duan Hengye today?
At the same time, Yu Xinlan, who was leisurely sitting at home on the other side of the Southern Star, watching a soap opera about light computers, suddenly sneezed – strange, how could she catch a cold even though she was in such good health? This was not normal.