C48

No matter how capricious he was, Lan Jingchi was still an adult, and he knew how dangerous it was to repeatedly disrespect the Lord Marshal. After seeing Meng Jinhuai’s outstretched hand, Lan Jingchi gently bit his lips, but finally, put away his posture of waiting for a hug and shook Meng Jinhuai’s hand gently instead.

“Thank you, Lord Marshal.” He said in a calm tone, without any excitement that he was shaking hands with the imperial marshal.

After hearing Lan Jingchi’s insincere thanks, Meng Jinhuai didn’t say anything more. The marshal nodded once to the other side, and then lowered his hand. Duan Hengye, who was ready to welcome the hug, was also relieved when he saw Meng Jinhuai and Lan Jingchi shake hands.

Duan Hengye, like Meng Jinhuai, extended his hand, and then said to Lan Jingchi: “An Luo and I are proud of you.” Compared to the marshal’s “congratulations”, Duan Hengye’s words were unexpectedly sincere.

Because there was no amplification device in the guest seat, Duan Hengye’s words could only be heard by the An Luo professors and leaders sitting in the first few rows. But now as soon as his words fell, the people in the rows behind him all stood up and started to applaud for the two of them.

Although there were some episodes in the ceremony, Duan Hengye was right, both he and An Luo University were proud of Lan Jingchi.

But after saying that, Duan Hengyeu felt that Lan Jingchi held his hand a bit tightly. Duan Hengye tried to pull his hand out, but Lan Jingchi still didn’t have the intention to let go of him. Only when Duan Hengye couldn’t help but cast his puzzled eyes on it, did Lan Jingchi reluctantly let go of Duan Hengye’s hand, and he said to Duan Hengye: “Thank you, Professor Duan, I’ll continue to work hard.”

Seeing that Lan Jingchi finally didn’t do anything out of the ordinary this time, the professors behind him all secretly let out a sigh of relief – what was the matter with Lan Jingchi? Why was it that normally a low-key and obedient student suddenly became unpredictable when he encountered such a big scene today?

……

The pharmaceutical profession was also very important at Interstellar, and it wasn’t long after the congress that the news was broadcast on Interstellar News. Although there was a popular science documentary for all the winners, scientific research was still a bit far away from the general public of Interstellar.

However, the sudden appearance of Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai pulled the attention of the audience.

The news introduced the visit of Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhuai, and of course, Lan Jingchi, the youngest recipient in history, was not left out. After describing Lan Jingchi’s achievement, the media also couldn’t help but mention the episode that happened a few months ago on the campus of An Luo.

That incident turned out to be a small-scale gossip after the interstellar media spread it so much. The story of Duan Hengye’s rescue of Lan Jingchi and the friendship between the two people of disparate identities instantly became a story that was talked about by countless people.

It must be admitted that no matter in which era or planet, “face” was always the first thing that attracted people’s attention. After seeing such a great-looking young genius in the news at An Luo University, many people began to search for news about Lan Jingchi, especially about his friendship with Duan Hengye.

Professor Duan’s cold reputation had long been deeply rooted in people’s hearts, and before Lan Jingchi, people had never heard that Duan Hengye would have “good friends” in private. So today’s news suddenly spread, all of a sudden, many people who did not pay attention to this matter before began to.

That was, they were curious about Lan Jingchi, and even more curious about Duan Hengye..

A short while after the news broadcast, at about 1:00 noon of Daoist Standard Time, Lan Jingchi’s name, along with Duan Hengye’s, was on the top of the hot search on Star.com.

In the general public’s imagination, a young genius like Lan Jingchi should be incomparably noble. Or simply just like Duan Hengye, cold and mysterious. So on the one hand, there were many people who were searching for, and talking about the gossip about Duan Hengye and Lan Jingchi on Star.com. On the other hand, there were people who were worried about such large-scale gossip activity.

In the interstellar era, everyone had a social account tied to their identity ID, and Lan Jingchi was no exception. Although he had not been much interested in the social activities on this kind of real name platform, the account still had some posts.

The name Lan Jingchi was not common, and before many shows, those who were curious about Lan Jingchi because of today’s news, found his social accounts very smoothly. What could be seen was that the social accounts of Lan Jingchi were very simple, from the time he entered An Luo, all the things posted were related to the school. This was indeed very satisfying to everyone’s beautiful imagination of a talented young man.

It was just that …… it wasn’t only a quiet world of onlookers, but also a world of people who liked to leave messages everywhere. When they saw that Lan Jingchi’s name was on the hot search, they directly treated him as a public figure. So after just ten minutes, there were many comments below Lan Jingchi’s personal social accounts. Many of them were expressing suspicion, and they were analyzing whether the relationship between Lan Jingchi and Duan Hengye was true or not, according to the news.

After all, the interstellar population was large, with more than Earth, there was also a large proportion of people who only knew brainless gossip, never cared about the development of the scientific community and new results. Therefore, in the eyes of those people, “the most authoritative award ceremony of pharmacy” was just a few meaningless words.

In the eyes of those people, this Lan Jingchi who appeared out of nowhere and made the news, and Duan Hengye were from two completely different worlds.

So in the comment section of Lan Jingchi’s social media accounts, there were people who wanted to get news about Duan Hengye from him, and also those who questioned whether he was making up stories.

In short, these comments, in the eyes of people who were sensible and understand the monetary value of today’s award, were completely enough to infuriate a teenage genius – especially watching the full version of the Star Network video, Lan Jingchi was a person who dared to not give face to the marshal!

“XL.

I saw the post in today’s lunchtime news, and he was so handsome, isn’t he the An Luo’s professor? By the way, I heard that there is an award today that seems to be quite impressive.

X1L.

Lan Jingchi, do you really know Professor Duan? Don’t speculate.

X2L.

Can you tell us what kind of person Prof. Duan is in private?

X3L.

Is it true that you met Duan Hongyu by accident in school? It can’t be.”

But what was very unexpected was that Lan Jingchi didn’t seem to be angered by the brainless comments in the comment section as everyone guessed. On the contrary, he also very contrastingly picked a few comments to reply.

Lan Jingchi

“Thank you, it’s the same as what I said on the internet, I met professor Duan in school because of an accident, I’m grateful to him.”

Lan Jingchi

Professor Duan is a very, very gentle person in private.”

……

Lan Jingchi’s reply wasn’t long, but under the influence of today’s hot search, these replies were spread to every corner of Starnet. And people’s focus had changed from “will he be angry when he sees such a mindless comment” to… Duan Hengye turned out to be a very gentle person in private?

Wrong. According to Lan Jingchi’s words, Duan Hengye privately turned out to be a “very, very” gentle person?

Professor Duan was the best exponent of the words “white moonlight” in the hearts of countless people in the interstellar world, and his touch of white moonlight was indeed very qualified – high enough, but also cold enough.

Although they noticed that there were some changes in Duan Hengye lately. But even so, no one had ever publicly used the word “gentle” to describe Duan Hengye before Lan Jingchi.

It wasn’t long before the words that Lan Jingchi said on the internet were also passed back to Duan Hengye’s ears.

The general marshal’s “workaholic” persona was not collapsed, although not planned in advance, but after the award ceremony, Meng Jinhuai still decided to take a look at the military department’s team stationed on the planet Douguang.

As for Duan Hengye’s side, although the intensity of the institute’s work was great, there were still normal days off, and tomorrow was just one. Therefore, Duan Hengye was in no hurry to go back to the research institute, so he returned to his residence in An Luo University and prepared to take a rest here first.

He habitually turned on his light computer to read the news, and the first thing he saw was the media coverage of him and Lan Jingchi, as well as the other party’s response on his social media accounts.

Duan Hengye may look like a very unfeeling person, but he could still imagine the responses on his social media accounts after reading many of the articles. Although the reporters were intentionally selective when they took the screenshots, Duan Hengye still found some of the replies of unknown tone at a glance.

If it were an ordinary person, Duan Hengye would never bother to pay attention to it. However, Duan Hengye …… who called him a semi-villainous character in the later stages of “Dumping Interstellar” and was a little worried, thought about it, and still clicked into his social account.

As it turned out, the netizens who were used to the entertainment circle’s fans and knew that it wasn’t always black and white. After receiving a reply from Lan Jingchi that he was “gentle”, many silly trumpets also popped up and started to sarcastically criticize Lan Jingchi for pretending to be familiar with him.

…… What kind of boring people were these?

Duan Hengye felt that the current state of Lan Jingchi’s heart was very healthy. But as a person who was somewhat protective of his ‘child’, he still gave a compliment to the latest forwarded status of Lan Jingchi’s thanks to the award ceremony organizing committee after thinking about it for a while.

Duan Hengye went offline after clicking, and he didn’t know how many people he had scared by this action …… After all, before Lan Jingchi, the only praise Duan Hengye ever clicked was for the Lord Marshal.

The afternoon in An Luo was very quiet, and Duan Hengye sat alone on the sofa in the study, quietly looking at the data on the light computer. Because of the habit of living alone, with the gradual familiarity with the world, Duan Hengye’s life also began to stop being as tight as before. For example, when he was alone in his room, he couldn’t help but pose in a very casual and non-figurative way.

The afternoon sun was just right, and Duan Hengye had opened all the curtains of the room. Duan Hengye, wearing a light gray casual wear, nestled himself in the study on the off-white single sofa, with only a simple cover of a soft blanket of the same color. He didn’t know when… the blanket gently slid down a bit, and the whole picture looked particularly casual and beautiful.

After dealing with the military department, Meng Jinhuai first came to Duan Hengye’s residence in Duguang Star. After looking in through the open door of the study, this was what Meng Jinhuai saw.

No one thought that the marshal, who was busy inspecting the garrison of Duguang Star this afternoon, had actually seen the news on the Star Network. Although he was upset, he still agreed with one of Lan Jingchi’s sentences – Duan Hengye was indeed a gentle person.

Meng Jinhuai deliberately slowed down his pace, but he still woke up Duan Hengye, who was taking a nap. Duan Hengye opened his eyes and saw the marshal standing facing him in the afternoon sun.

Seeing that Duan Hengye had woken up, Meng Jinhuai was surprised and said, “Sorry, I woke you up.”

Slowly, Duan Hengye had gotten used to being with Meng Jinhuai. If it was in the period when he first transmigrated, the moment he opened his eyes and saw Meng Jinhuai standing in front of him, his soul would definitely be scared away. But now, Duan Hengye seemed to have been able to ignore the Lord Marshal’s aura.

Due to the fact that he just woke up, Duan Hengye was still a bit confused, and he was still curled up on the couch.

When he saw the person in front of him, Duan Hengye rubbed his eyes, subconsciously took a glance at the time on the light computer and then said: “It’s okay …… I should get up.”

Only after speaking did Duan Hengye suddenly discover that his current posture was not very elegant …… He quickly put his legs down from the top of the sofa, and then said to Meng Jinhuai: “Is the Lord Marshal now ready to leave the Duguang Star?”

Just when Duan Hengye was wondering whether he should go back to Southern Star with Meng Jinhuai, or go directly to the institute, he saw Meng Jinhuai, who was standing opposite, gently shake his head and say, “No, I’ll stay at the Duguang Star today.”

“Huh?”

Although the economy of Duguang Star was not very well developed, as the home of the most famous university in the empire, An Luo, there were congresses held here every now and then, and there were many high-class hotels. And as a star belonging to the Marshal, Duguang also had a military headquarters. By all means, either one of them was better than Duan Hengye’s temporary accommodation in An Luo.

But he didn’t expect that Meng Jinhuai would be so relaxed that he put his hands in his pockets, then smiled and said to Duan Hengye, “Can I stay here tonight?”.

…… Since the Lord Marshal had asked for it, he definitely couldn’t refuse.

Duan Hengye fell asleep at around 4:00 pm, and when Meng Jinhuai came, the time was already 6:00 pm, the standard time of the Duguang Star.

Because he had to come to An Luo every now and then, Duan Hengye had already treated this place as his second home. As a person from the Earth era, Duan Hengye was still not used to having robots hanging around at home all the time. So a long time ago, he had already stopped the robots here and put them in the warehouse, leaving only one for cleaning.

So, these times, Duan Hengye had been cooking his own food.

Seeing that the time was almost evening, Duan Hengye began to hesitate whether or not to go and take out the robot when Meng Jinhuai wasn’t paying attention. Soon after he reached the first floor and saw the empty living room, Meng Jinhuai saw the fact that Duan Hengye had already stopped the robot.

Meng Jinhuai took a look at the tidy but slightly smoky kitchen, and then asked Duan Hongyuai: “Does Ah-heng always cook by himself?”

Anyway, when Duan Hengye transmigrated, Meng Jinhuai caught him once making supper. Now that Meng Jinhuai had seen it, Duan Hengye had no choice but to nod his head and say, “Yes, I’m not used to the robots here.”

After hearing Duan Hengye’s words, Meng Jinhuai seemed to be in a good mood. He slowly walked towards the kitchen, and as he walked, he said: “Coincidentally, I also learned a few things many years ago. I have time today, so don’t take the robot out again.”

After hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye didn’t even know what he meant for a moment. Only when he saw Meng Jinhuai walk into the kitchen and pull up the sleeves of his shirt, did Duan Hengye react,  was the Marshal going to cook dinner?

……

As Meng Jinhuai just said, he really only “learned a little”. The first thing that came to mind when one saw a confident, but clumsy marshal in the kitchen was the word “contrast”.

Meng Jinhuai was wearing a black shirt from the military department and was now pulling up his cuffs and cleaning the vegetables on his hands with a serious face. Duan Hengye walked into the kitchen, and after seeing the other party’s actions, he couldn’t help but take out a clear one from one side.

“It’s easier to wash in this one.” Although the tone was still flat, to be able to teach Meng Jinhuai, at this time Duan Hengye was secretly happy ……

Just as the Marshal was doing something completely small like washing vegetables, Duan Hengye also took out a piece of meat from the thermostat in passing and put it on the cooking table.

The tastes of Star Age people were slightly different from what Duan Hengye was accustomed to, but from the last supper that he bumped into, he could see that the Marshal’s preferences seemed to be somewhat similar to his own. In fact, most people who liked to cook had a heart that wanted to share with others, and Duan Hengye, who was cold on the surface, was no exception.

After giving it some thought, he decided to follow his own taste directly.

In his last life, Duan Hengye was best at close combat in ancient martial arts, and his favorite weapons were swords and daggers. As early as in his teens, Duan Hengye had already studied the dagger, a cold weapon, to the limit. Even …… Duan Hengye’s swordsmanship was enough to be described as “stunning”.

Meng Jinhuai, who had just finished washing the vegetables, saw that Duan Hengye put a piece of meat on the cutting board, then took out a knife from nowhere and started to remove the tendons in the meat with ease and dexterity, which affected the taste. Obviously, he was just handling the food, but Duan Hengye’s action had a dance-like beauty.

Meng Jinhuai, who originally wanted to continue adding to the mess, stopped there and started to quietly admire it.

Although there were robots in every home in the interstellar era, there were still many people who liked to cook their own food, and the food shows were also popular. Of course, Meng Jinhuai wasn’t a person who had free time to watch those programs, but in the few times he had watched them, he had never seen actions like Duan Hengye’s.

Duan Hengye, who was doing the work at hand, discovered that Meng Jinhuai was openly and honestly watching. The other side almost seemed to follow him wherever he went with curious eyes and looked not like the serious and serious marshal of the past, but like a child. ……

Duan Hengye also found that he seemed to like this kind of atmosphere somehow.

Meng Jinhuai didn’t say anything, and Duan Hengye didn’t disturb the scene which could be described as “cozy”. His hands were very quick, and he unconsciously started to cook some dishes that he seldom tried when he lived alone. In a short while, the aroma of food came from the kitchen.

……

Perhaps it was because he was rarely relaxed, today’s Meng Jinhuai was different from his usual self.

After dinner was served, Duan Hengye saw the table full of food, and finally realized that he had done a little too much …… And just at this time, the marshal lord suddenly did something particularly inconsistent with his identity – he casually opened his light computer that had been hanging around, and then actually took a few pictures.

Duan Hengye, who was sitting opposite, watched in stunned silence as Meng Jinhuai finished his set of actions, and he thought …… that if he had seen a similar depiction in Dumping Interstellar, he would have left a solemn message under the chapter.

“The Lord Marshal OOC’d!”

Unfortunately, at this moment, Duan Hengye was not a reader.

After seeing Duan Hengye’s expression, Meng Jinhuai looked at him and smiled, then said, “Has Ah-heng logged into your social accounts a lot lately?”

Duan Hengye thought Meng Jinhuai was not one who would ask him this question for no reason at all. Duan Hengye didn’t think it was important, so after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye thought about it and said: “Not very often, but occasionally I will look at it.”

“In that case,” Meng Jinhuai said after a pause, “then I’ll upload the photos as well.”

Hmmmmmmmm? Wait, Duan Hengye didn’t react, what was the inevitable relationship between being on the account or not and the Marshal’s photo? The point was – the marshal was even posting food on his social accounts?

What a serious OOC this was! [OOC- Out Of Character]

The above despairing comments only happened in Duan Hengye’s mind, in reality, he seemed to be stuck and paused for a moment, then slowly nodded his head.

So just when Star.com hadn’t gotten over the shock of Lan Jingchi’s description of Duan Hengye as “gentle” and the other person’s praise Meng Jinhuai really just uploaded a dinner table made by Duan Hengye to his social media account, and specifically wrote that it was Duan Hengye’s work.

As someone who witnessed Meng Jinhuai’s OOC the entire time, Duan Hengye was shocked by what he did, not to mention the passersby who suddenly saw this.

“Who has the guts to be so bold! How dare you even steal Lord Marshal’s account!” This was everyone’s subconscious reaction after seeing the photo. But after looking at Meng Jinhua’s picture, people finally went silent ……

It turned out that hidden under the appearance of the ‘flower of Gao Ling’, Duan Hengye was not only a gentle person but also such a homely person. …… Amazingly, after seeing this state, people were not so excited as at noon but fell into a unified yearning for love and home life.

–It seems that love can really change a person a lot. For example, the cool professor Duan left the lab, and the once deified marshal couldn’t help but “show off” on the internet for the first time.

Seeing what the marshal did, Duan Hengye had to check his social account.

But before Duan Hengye saw everyone’s praise for the good life, the first thing he saw was a comment from an acquaintance.

Yu Xinlan: I want to eat too ……

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7 Replies to “C48”

  1. Meng Jinhuai and Lan Jingchi shake hands while shooting each other dirty looks and drinking vinegar. Innocent low-EQ baby proffessor Duan: “Huh? Is something wrong?” ;(
    So, after being married for god knows how many years Lord Marshal is starting to court his spouse 😉
    Thank you for the chapter <3

  2. Awww. The homely life together starts here!

    Thanks for the chapter!

  3. Thank you for all chapters 😍

  4. I want to eat too give some to me 😋

    Thank you for the chap 💙

  5. I’m not fooled, Lord Marshallo0 jus wants to mark his territory by spreading dog food ♡(≖ლ≖๑ )

    Thanks for the chapter! ^^)❤

    1. Thank you for your hard work!

  6. Yu Xinlan, you poor single lass.

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