For Duan Hengye, these ten hours were both long and short. He didn’t know what was added to the nutrient solution, but when he entered the cabin not long after, he became drowsy. And at the same time, the toxins also began to move in his body, a dull pain that couldn’t be ignored spread.
If he wanted to use words to describe it, this process was very much like cracking the bones of the body, and then putting it back together again little by little. Because now in the nutrition module, Duan Hengye’s surroundings was covered in dark blue liquid. As he entered the cabin, Duan Hengye had accidentally choked on a mouthful, the taste wasn’t good, not very bitter but extremely astringent.
So a burst of pain came, floating in the nutrient fluid, the man had to clench his teeth. He didn’t know how long it took, but Duan Hengye finally drifted off to sleep. The moment before he closed his eyes, he saw Meng Jinhuai who was still standing quietly outside the nutrition cabin.
This sleep wasn’t comfortable, because the physical pain was constantly eroding the nerves, he had a few hours of nightmares after nightmares. Duan Hengye couldn’t remember the specific circumstances of the dream – probably the scenes from his last life kept replaying in his mind, especially the final moment of being sta-bbed to death, it repeated several times. In addition to these, Duan Hengye felt that he also saw what happened in the explosion that happened more than ten years ago ……
A gap opened in the small window on the side of the room, through the window, warm sunlight spilled into the house. It was a beam of orange light, and it looked extra warm when it fell on the beige sheets.
It was late afternoon on Southern Star, and along with the sunlight, a soft warm breeze fell into the house. The special fragrance of some plants were mixed with it, everything seemed extra gentle.
After a big dream, Duan Hengye opened his eyes to see the light-colored ceiling, surprisingly feeling a world away. He didn’t know for a moment whether he was on Earth or Southern Star.
He didn’t know if it was because he just got out of the nutritional module, although Duan Hengye woke up, he still didn’t have much strength in his body. He slowly moved his fingers, and then felt discomfort and stiffness in his joints. But soon Duan Hengye found that he was now in a good state, it seemed that apart from not having much strength in his body, the pain from earlier had completely disappeared.
Duan Hengye laid on the bed with his eyes open for a while, and after feeling his strength gradually return, he slowly sat up. And at this time, the wooden door of the bedroom was pushed open from the outside. Duan Hengye saw that Meng Jinhuai, who was wearing a gray home suit, came out from outside, and right behind him, was a robot.
“Woke up.” After entering the door and seeing Duan Hengye, Meng Jinhuai smiled at him as usual, then went to the bed and sat down. Although Duan Hengye knew that he had recovered now, after seeing Meng Jinhuai’s expression as if nothing had happened, he was actually confused for a while …… Meng Jinhuai was really very calm, as if those ten hours before were a dream.
But such emotions didn’t last long. By nature, Duan Hengye seemed to be naturally not very fond of being the focus of the crowd. On the contrary, excessive concern made him confused.
After sitting on the edge of the bed, Meng Jinhuai slowly stretched out his hand to straighten out Duan Hengye’s hair that was messed up on the pillow. Then he said, “Get up and eat breakfast, it’s been a day.” After saying that, Meng Jinhuai stood up, then reached out his hand towards Duan Hengye and pulled him up gently.
At this time, the strength in Duan Hengye’s body had gradually returned.
“Although the toxins have been cleared out, it will take some time for your body to fully recover.” Meng Jinhuai turned to Duan Hengye and said seriously, “Simulated experiments are being carried out now, so you should stay on Southern Star and rest well.”
Although the tone of Meng Jinhuai’s words wasn’t very heavy, but combined with his expression, Duan Hengye could read firmness from his words.
But what the Marshal said wasn’t wrong, now that the experiments had reached the simulation stage, Duan Hengye didn’t have anything very important to do during this time. Although in his heart, he was secretly planning to take advantage of this time to continue learning machine piloting on Southern Star. But after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye still nodded seriously.
Duan Hengye wore his slippers and walked to the washroom, and when he came out a moment later, he saw Meng Jinhuai already sitting on the sofa in the bedroom looking at the light computer. The white porcelain bowl by the side of the marshal was still quietly radiating hot air outward.
Seeing Duan Hengye come out, Meng Jinhuai moved his eyes away from the light computer. A moment passed, and the warm beam of light inside the house slowly moved to Meng Jinhuai’s side. At this time, half of his body was hidden in the darkness, and the other half was illuminated by that beam of light. The picture looked very beautiful, just like a painting.
After walking over, Duan Hengye sat on the other side of the table and then took the spoon out of the porcelain bowl. Although he didn’t feel anything, after really smelling the aroma inside the bowl, Duan Hengye finally felt his hunger.
Because of the special medication taken, Duan Hengye had been fasting for a long time, he only injected some nutritional fluids before entering the laboratory. Those nutritional solutions eliminated the feeling of hunger.
Duan Hengye couldn’t help but come over and smell it, then gently picked up the spoon. He didn’t know if it was because he’d been hungry for a long time, but Duan Hengye felt that the soup tasted really good, followed by a look of surprise. After seeing his expression, sitting at the side, Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but ask: “How is it?”
“It tastes really good.” Duan Hengye put down what he was holding. As a person who didn’t know much about compliments, Duan Hengye had a serious expression although his words were very simple. So after hearing what he said, Meng Jinhuai leaned back in his chair with great satisfaction and then said with seemingly some pride, “I made it.”
Although it wasn’t his first time eating Meng Jinhuai’s food, after hearing what he said, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but show a surprised expression. Meng Jinhuai’s food tasted good last time but it was all simple homemade dishes. This time was different, from the bottom of the bowl, various rich ingredients could be seen. After all, Duan Hengye had been in this world for a while, so he knew that these ingredients weren’t easy to handle and it was hard to get it right.
Duan Hengye guessed that Meng Jinhuai probably prepared it for a long time ……
After waking up and seeing Meng Jinhui, Duan Hengye’s deep feelings never disappeared. Now, knowing that the food in his hand was made by the other, Duan Hengye felt that the bowl in his hand was heavy.
In fact, Duan Hengye couldn’t clearly feel that when he just transmigrated into this world, Meng Jinhuai was also gentle, but that tenderness was obviously perfunctory and programmed. But now, Meng Jinhuai was clearly no longer as deliberately intimate as before, but the tenderness revealed inadvertently, made him easily intoxicated.
Especially since Duan Hengye knew that this kind of Meng Jinhuai could only be seen by him. In front of him, Meng Jinhuai wasn’t some marshal of the Ye Tian Empire, not to mention the interstellar war god, he was just an ordinary man.
The two of them were in a good mood because of the toxin removal. As Duan Hengye had breakfast, Meng Jinhuai gave him a brief account of the progress of the last ten hours of the simulation experiment.
The morning seemed to go by extra fast, after exchanging a few words, Meng Jinhuai received a message from the military department to go back for the meeting. And when Meng Jinhuai left, Duan Hengye suddenly felt a little lost.
Duan Hengye knew that he was a person who tended to get too immersed after entering a research state, so he didn’t open his light computer to work as usual.
After thinking for a while, Duan Hengye changed his clothes, then walked out of the bedroom and wandered around the Marshal’s residence. As a top inhabited planet, the scenery of Southern Star was very good, which Duan Hengye had long known, but he didn’t have much time to seriously look at the place.
Now taking advantage of this rare rest time, Duan Hengye finally walked and began to explore this place he had lived in for a long time.
At this time, the scope of Duan Hengye’s activities entered the working area of Marshal’s mansion. In the morning, it was the busiest time for work, and the corridors and outdoor gardens were quiet. No one would think this was the office area of the southern stars, instead they’d regard it as a quiet park.
It didn’t take long for Duan Hengye to meet an acquaintance – Yu Xinran.
In fact, Admiral Yu was originally here to work, she had just finished a meeting and turned around to see Duan Hengye in the corridor. Duan Hengye heard footsteps and looked up to see Yu Xinran, who was in a white dress, walking quickly towards him.
After seeing Duan Hengye, Yu Xinran looked very happy. She first looked at Duan Hengye from afar and then spoke, “Just now, the Marshal said that you have recovered, I was still hesitating whether to come and see you, but I didn’t expect to meet you now.”
After saying that, Yu Xinran “tsked”: “It really looks like a good recovery, you don’t know how nervous the Marshal was before …….” Although Yu Xinran’s tone of voice was a little exaggerated, Duan Hengye could see from her relieved expression that her words weren’t false.
It was just that when he woke up just now, Meng Jinhuai was clearly acting very relaxed ……
Seeing Duan Hengye’s slightly puzzled expression. Yu Xinran immediately knew what had happened. So Duan Hengye saw Yu Xinran’s expression change, then her voice suddenly became serious: “When you were in the nutrition cabin, the Marshal had been on guard outside, he didn’t have a minute to rest …… until the end of the test, after returning here, he also moved all the work over. ”
Yu Xinran paused for a moment, she seemed to be thinking, after a while she continued, “Anyway, after knowing him for so many years, this is the first time I’ve seen the marshal put his work in second place.”
As he listened to Yu Xinran, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but lower his head to look at the carpet under his feet. He didn’t notice that at the same time Yu Xinran was silently observing him.
Seeing that Duan Hengye didn’t respond for half a day, Yu Xinran finally went up and gently patted his shoulder and then sighed: “The Marshal has really changed ah ……”
Although recently, Yu Xinran had often seen the “undercurrent” between Duan Hengye and Meng Jinhui. But after a long time, she found that compared with Dongfang Hewen and his spouse, they seemed like students that were falling in love for the first time.
Although this feeling was equally beautiful, in Yu Xinran’s opinion, it seemed a bit strange for a couple that had been married for years.
After thinking about it for a while, Yu Xinran attributed it to Duan Hengye’s “lack of enlightenment”.
After finishing the topic, Yu Xinran chatted with Duan Hengye and left the place – she had sensed Duan Hengye’s distractedness. But Yu Xinran’s purpose was achieved, right after she turned to leave, Duan Hengye stood in the same place for a while, then went to the side of the window in a daze.
Duan Hengye was a person who couldn’t be idle but he knew that he wasn’t fit to continue his research now, so in the afternoon, he started the recompilation of the textbook of the mecha specialty. This matter was incomparably simple for the current Duan Hengye, he mostly used the content and information gathered and integrated it from the previous period of classes.
Now Duan Hengye’s understanding of teaching had also gradually changed compared to when he first entered this world. So this book that once had simple information and results piled up, now had a guiding and educational nature.
After most of the day, Duan Hengye had already sorted out the general structure.
After seeing the time, Duan Hengye slowly stretched and sat up from the office chair. Although he wasn’t done, it was already seven in the afternoon. Duan Hengye knew that he couldn’t work a lot during the recovery period, so he ended his task for the day early.
It was also at this time that Duan Hengye’s light computer received a message from Meng Jinhuai. Meng Jinhuai was reminding Duan Hengye to finish his work and that it was now time for dinner.
After all, Meng Jinhuai was a busy marshal, and according to Yu Xinran, he had probably accumulated a lot of work in the past few days. Today’s dinner wasn’t like the morning when the marshal personally helped him, and after walking into the dining room, Duan Hengye was surprised by the incomparably rich pile of bowls and plates on the table.
Although the upper echelons of the Ye Tian Empire advocated luxury, the marshal’s residence had always been very low-key, and the dinner table was rarely filled like today.
Seeing Duan Hengye coming over, Meng Jinhuai stood up from his chair, “This was made by someone who was invited from Southern Star, I hope it’s to your taste.” Apparently the pile of food on the table today was a celebration of his ” recovery from illness”.”
After the conversation with Yu Xinran this morning, Duan Hengye looked at Meng Jinhuai with complicated eyes. But he quickly lowered his head and sat down on the stool, and then looked at the things placed in front of him seemingly casually.
Although he wasn’t as fond of luxury as most nobles of the royal family and Empire, the Marshal’s mansion of Southern Star also had a lot of rules. For example, there were many useless etiquettes for every meal here. Duan Hengye never cared about these before. But today, in order to cover up his emotions, Duan Hengye actually observed it one by one.
Because today’s dinner had a more formal reason, in addition to the dishes, there were four glass cups of different sizes and filled with various colored liquids in front of Duan Hengye. After seeing these cups, Duan Hengye felt a little curious, and then picked them up in turn and placed them on the tip of his nose and gently sniffed.
.. although Duan Hengye seldom drank, he could tell what was in three of them. But the fourth cup containing light red liquid, Duan Hengye smelled it for a long time and couldn’t tell what was in it.
Unable to help it, Duan Hengye took the cup and looked up. He looked at the cup in his hand this time, which was thin and long, much like the Champagne glasses on earth. And the light red liquid contained in it also had small bubbles from time to time.
“What is this?” Duan Hengye curiously asked Meng Jinhuai.
Then Duan Hengye saw that Meng Jinhuai, who was sitting opposite him, also pick up the glass. After sniffing it, Meng Jinhuai thought for a while and called out a name that Duan Hengye hadn’t heard before. And after saying that, the Marshal couldn’t help but frown, “This is a very popular drink among the stars, but I didn’t ask for it today.”
Even though the drink was just a small thing, after thinking about it, Meng Jinhuai took the light computer beside him by hand and after looking at it for a while, he spoke, “…… This is from Yu Xinran.”
Yu Xinran sent drinks? After hearing this, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but freeze for a moment. This matter at first glance seemed really strange, but when it fell on Yu Xinran, it seemed …… unexpectedly reasonable.
Although Duan Hengye hadn’t yet understood what Yu Xinran was doing, after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s answer, he was still a little curious enough to take a small sip.
Just like Meng Jinhuai said, what Duan Hengye was holding was a very popular drink in the stars, and after drinking it, Duan Hengye felt that it did taste good. As a person who had little interest in drinks, after tasting a mouthful, Duan Hengye couldn’t resist holding it up again after a short while.
The cup wasn’t big, so it took a few moments to reach the bottom. After noticing this, the robot that had been standing at the corner of the restaurant suddenly moved, it carried a withered rose-colored glass bottle and came over, then poured the liquid inside into Duan Hengye’s cup.
Meng Jinhuai, who was sitting across the table, finally remembered something.
“By the way Ah Heng, it has alcohol in it.” Meng Jinhuai reminded.
“Hm?” It really felt like the taste of what was in his hand had nothing to do with “wine”, after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s words, Duan Hengye couldn’t help but freeze for a moment, then he hesitated, “The toxins have been cleared, there should be no problem, right?”
Before, drinking or not drinking wouldn’t affect Duan Hengye, let alone now. Hearing Duan Hengye’s cautious tone, Meng Jinhua smiled and shook his head, “Of course not, I’m just reminding you.” He had to admit that Yu Xinran was indeed a person who had a lot of research on food and drinks. Meng Jinhua didn’t expect that Duan Hengye would like this drink with alcohol so much.
And after hearing Meng Jinhuai’s answer, Duan Hengye became even more carefree. It didn’t take long for him to finish all the drinks that Yu Xinran had brought. Seeing the empty meal on the table, Meng Jinhuai’s expression was helpless, but the smile on his face never left – Meng Jinhuai liked the now “expressive” Duan Hengye. He was no longer Professor Duan, who knew nothing, but an ordinary young man in his twenties.
It was only at this time that Duan Hengye realized afterwards that …… this tasted no different from ordinary drinks, but it also had alcohol in it. Not much time had passed, but Duan Hengye began to feel his eyes wobble, although it wasn’t as serious as seeing double of things, the remnants of reason told Duan Hongyi – he had drank too much. When dinner was over, the marshal’s robot started to clean up the table, and Meng Jinhuai also stood up. However, he found that Duan Hengye unexpectedly didn’t have the intention to get up, but sat there staring at the table in silence. Meng Jinhuai felt a little amused as he watched him.
“What’s wrong?” After secretly observing for a while, Meng Jinhuai finally spoke.
Duan Hengye raised his head, he pursed his lips in silence for a while, then finally frowned slightly serious and said to Meng Jinhuai: “I think …… I drank too much.”
Duan Hongyi spoke with a nasally voice, which was a big difference from his normal voice. Such a voice coupled with a serious expression, the killing power grew geometrically …… Meng Jinhuai walked over, then stretched out his hand to pull Duan Hengye up gently, “Then take a good rest.”
“Mm.” Although he was a little drunk, his walking and what not wasn’t affected. After gently lending his strength to stand up, he stood still again, seeing this Meng Jinhuai couldn’t help but look down.
The moment Meng Jinhuai lowered his head, he saw Duan Hengye smile, and then a light kiss fell on the corner of his mouth.
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