It was as if Bai Rong’s heart had caught on fire, unable to sit still for even half a minute. Panic and fear swirled in his body, burning so bright it made him feel uncomfortable.
He kicked his blanket away and stood up, pacing back and forth with a worried face. After unwittingly walking halfway through the bed, it was fortunate that the size was akin to a racecourse to Bai Rong. Otherwise, he would’ve fallen midway, immersed in his thoughts.
Bai Rong turned for 3 complete circles, still feeling fretful, anxious and weary. He really wanted to talk with Mu Chongyan right now to know what he thought of him, rather than suffer the torment of waiting all night!
After screaming internally, Bai Rong stamped his feet and plopped down on the bed, turning over in anxiety, burying his face on the mattress.
“Pa.” All of a sudden, an extremely minute noise echoed in the room.
Bai Rong’s hands twitched but he pretended not to have heard, maintaining the same lying posture on the bed.
“Pa…pa…pa.” The sounds grew closer and after three seconds had passed, the lights in the room lit up.
Bai Rong raised his head slowly but merely heaved a breath of relief. Without having even swept his whole surroundings a look, he continued burying his head in his pillow.
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Tlyakdt Yw Ubsdtuyd prlyj kd bkp wpwyz tldvzl vsdl, Jyk Ssdt’p lulp talo ale. G pswa qllzkdt piwllgle yoyu bkp qlya yde pwprknksdp yp kv pzsozu talo ckttla. Jyk Ssdt nzldnble bkp qkpv okvb ale lulp yde elprkvl vaukdt vs bsze bkxplzq cynj qsa plhlayz plnsdep, bl zspv nsdvasz yde vwadle bkp blye, ypjkdt zswezu.
“Did you already know?!”
Mu Chongyan was stunned by Bai Rong’s outburst and his gaze fell on Bai Rong’s panicked, aggrieved, suspicious as well as feigned calm look and a click resounded in his head as though he realized what was going on.
It looks like his little sweet cake had realized he knew of his identity so he was unable to help but feel anxious and scared. Mu Chongyan looked at the slightly pale yet somewhat red face and felt his heart clench and somewhat sour.
Did his little sweet cake not trust him that much?
In reality, it was not that Bai Rong did not trust Mu Chongyan. He merely did not understand why Mu Chongyan pretended not to know of his identity when he did. Moreover, he suddenly realized that his identity was revealed in a quiet and remote room surrounded by ink-like darkness. Unable to catch a clear sight of anything, his negative feelings were instantly magnified and several conjectures filled his heart, eliciting fear and anxiety. Even if he tried to suppress these feelings, upon Mu Chongyan’s return, these feelings still burst out of him.
“….Yes, I know.”
Mu Chongyan reached out to smooth out the crinkles on Bai Rong’s clothes. His whole person emitting an even gentler air than before. He helplessly stared at his little sweet cake’s pitiful appearance, the anxiety he felt initially in his heart vanishing without a trace.
Bai Rong subconsciously clenched his fists, “Then you…”
“I will protect you.” Mu Chongyan lowered his head slightly, looking directly into Bai Rong’s black glossy eyes, solemnly pledging, “I know the reason why you hid it from me was because you were afraid your identity would invite calamity but letting me know wouldn’t necessarily be a risk. I could help you conceal your identity, and…if your identity really were to be leaked, I would do all that I can to protect you.”
Not expecting to suddenly hear these words instead of questions or justifications, just a simple promise and comfort, Bai Rong’s eyes promptly turned wet. He was furious at himself for having not matured, and lowered his head to rub his face.
“Aren’t you curious why I can make spell cards?”
“I’m curious…but also not.” Mu Chongyan held Bai Rong’s hand gently, feeling the other person struggling internally and so, he did not move. His gaze turned softed, carrying an unignorable caution and affection.
“My little sweet cake has to be the world’s smartest little star pet ever to exist in history. Though to be able to make spell cards is unimaginable, I feel more proud and happy, besides…” Mu Chongyan rubbed Bai Rong’s little head and chuckled, “Aren’t I your lover, doesn’t it only make sense for me to protect you?”
“Poof—” Bai Rong’s face turned red.
He suddenly recalled the times he boasted about his wife in the virtual city on the assumption that Mu Chongyan didn’t know his identity.
“W-When did you learn of this?” Bai Rong’s neck turned taut and he changed the topic in a soft voice,
“Not too long ago, just 2 or 3 days before.” A smile hung on the corner of Mu Chongyan’s lips as he lied smoothly without any changes on his face.
“Then…why didn’t you tell me?”
Hearing that Mu Chongyan had gotten to know of his identity two or three days ago, Bai Rong’s face puffed up in anger. He pinched the hand Mu Chongyan placed at the side but the strength he used was barely enough for a tickle.
“Because…cough..” This time, the one to act awkwardly was Mu Chongyan. He didn’t dare to tell the little sweet cake that it was all because he wanted to tease him a little more…
“Because I was still debating when would be an apt time to tell you that I’ve learnt of your identity and in what way so that you would not feel as shocked….”
“Then did you come up with an answer?” Bai Rong raised his head and looked at Mu Chongyan with his hands on his waist.
Even if he said he didn’t want to shock him, in the end, he had still gotten to know of this matter in the most shocking way.
“…Cough, I haven’t.”
Seeing the previously frenetic little star pet start adopting a criticizing attitude, a smile lit up on Mu Chongyan’s face, feeling relieved that the little star pet was no longer feeling panicked and terrified. At the same time, he also felt that this side of his little star pet was so adorable, a warm feeling floated in his heart.
“Then you should have just told me.” Bai Rong raised his little head and magnanimously said, “But I’ll forgive you.”
He then held Mu Chongyan’s hand with his arms but turned his head away due to embarrassment.
“Then…thank you little sweet cake for your great generosity.” Mu Chongyan couldn’t help but pick him up in his embrace, gently pecking Bai Rong’s head, saying in a warm, low voice, “Thank you for forgiving me.”
“What are you doing…” Bai Rong’s cheeks were instantly dyed red. He was still mad at him but he suddenly lifted him up and hugged and kissed him. He simply..He was simply looking down on his dignified bearing!
Looks like he had to discipline his wife!
Seeing the little star pet on the verge of exploding in anger, Mu Chongyan quickly stroked his head and changed the topic, “Du Han has already found all the information in your optical computer that had been stolen. Do you want to go take a look together?”
Bai Rong immediately threw the matter to the back of his head and quickly nodded. Nervousness and apprehension once again surfacing on his little face, “Let’s go over right now!”
“Alright.” Mu Chongyan carried Bai Rong in his arms and comforted him, “There’s no need to worry. Your identity as a Spell Card Master hasn’t been leaked out.”
“I see.” Bai Rong responded.
Mu Chongyan opened the door and stepped out.
Sitting on Mu Chongyan’s arm, Bai Rong’s face stuck close to Mu Chongyan’s muscle, his eyes were shut slightly, adopting a solemn look.
In reality, this result wasn’t one of the worst case scenarios because at the very least..Mu Chongyan still hadn’t figured out he was actually human.
But that was to be expected, who would have known that a little star pet of only 30 centimeters of height was actually human? Conversely, what kind of human would shrink down to 8 centimeters which was barely the size of an adult man’s palm?!
At the thought of this, Bai Rong felt joy amidst the bitterness of reality. He knew that if people were to learn that he was not a star pet but a human, he would not be able to shed off his fate of being dragged into the lab and experimented on…He could even be tortured more cruelly. After all, he didn’t believe that there would be such a thing as an adult man shrinking down to a size smaller than a palm but also growing big in size, unless there was something or someone at play.
Regardless of biologists or medical specialists researching his cells, blood, organs, bones or brain, just to publish new theories that would revolutionize biology or medicine history and develop new leading technology ahead of any star regions or if in terms of application in military fields, figuring out how to add to military firepower or establishment of spies…etc, the benefits to be reaped were all beyond measure.
And compared to the simple advantages of “mechanization of spell cards” in the military field, they were still a lot more enticing.
He was not particularly afraid of death but he was indeed more terrified of being used as a live test subject. He knew that those people wouldn’t certainly let him die, rather, once they had caught him, they would continue “extracting materials” and put him inside the restoration chamber to recover. Moreover, in order to avoid affecting the activity of his cells, they wouldn’t even give him any anesthesia.
He didn’t know how painful it would be to “be extracted” and be forced to recover several times but he did not want to experience it. In his previous life, he had seen a culinary video of “a live monkey having hot oil poured into his sawed-open skull and the monkey bawled out wretchedly nonstop, but the gourmet merely smiled and dug a scoop of its brain, commenting that this brain is the most delicious part” and this left a big shadow in his heart.
He could almost imagine that if he were to be exposed, he would suffer an even worse fate than that monkey did.
As for the results of the research? He did not stop to consider. After all, even if they were unable to yield any results in their research, that did not mean they would abandon their work.
Bai Rong revealed a mocking smile and turned his head slightly, seeing Mu Chongyan already arrive at Du Han’s working room.
“Boss, you’ve come.” Du Han took off his headphones and turned around to look at Mu Chongyan.
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