Translator: Rin Editor: Mars Proofreader: Ume
When Jiang Li saw the little furball in Lu Heng’s embrace, he thought he had caught a jackrabbit back again. He only found out that it was a cat once the little guy looked up. It was a kitten that looked exactly like Jiang Nuomi when it was really young.
As he also met Jiang Nuomi in the previous world, so he couldn’t help but be hopeful that he might meet the little guy again here.
It was just that in the memory of the original host, there wasn’t such an animal as a cat in this world, and he also checked a lot of information on the Starnet before and found that it was indeed the case.
So at this moment, he was caught off guard and had a face-to-face meeting with the little guy. His expression couldn’t help but freeze, his gaze rotated around it and Lu Heng. A thought suddenly appeared in his heart: “You…”
In the next second, the little guy jumped out of Lu Heng’s arms and pounced on him directly, interrupting his following words.
“Be careful.” Jiang Li was afraid that it would fall, so he quickly hugged it with both hands, and scolded without hesitation, “Why are you still so naughty?”
Little guy: “Meow?”
He said this so naturally that Lu Heng was a little confused: “What did you say?”
It wasn’t until Jiang Li finished speaking that he realized what he had said. He laughed a bit and said as he was hugging the little guy, “It’s nothing, you said you wanted to give me something, is it him?”
“That’s right!” Lu Heng knew the gift was right when he saw the way Jiang Li was holding the little guy, and the expression on his face suddenly lit up when he saw the little guy just now, “Do you like him?”
Does he like him? Of course he likes him, compared to the bloody tiger head, this gift had hit the right spot in his heart.
But he remembered that there were no cats in this world, so he asked, “Where did you get him?”
Lu Heng sent: “I picked him up.”
The little guy was encountered by Lu Heng in Penglai Forest early that day. At that time, he, Qiao Yu, and others had finished their training. On their way back, they happened to meet the little guy being toyed with by a mountain eaglet with its wings slapping.
The mountain eagle species was a mutated type. Even the eaglets were one meter in size after their wings evolved, and the little guy was only the size of his palm. The mountain eaglet pressed it on the grass and rolled it around. It tried to escape, but couldn’t run away from an enemy with wings, so it could only be toyed with by the opponent with grievances.
After Lu Heng saw it, he went up to chase away the mountain eaglet. The dizzy little guy rolled a few times and lay on the spot wearily after being slapped. It meowed softly once, how weak and pitiful.
Although Lu Heng didn’t know what kind of animal it was, and it wasn’t introduced in the documentaries he had seen before, seeing it looking obedient and cute he thought that taking it back might please Jiang Li. So he grabbed it and stuffed it into his clothes to bring it back to school. On the way back, the little guy huddled in his clothes and slept obediently, so no one noticed.
As it had rolled on the grass for a long time, the little guy’s hair was white in one part and yellow in the other, and it looked quite a mess. Lu Heng originally wanted to bring it to Jiang Li after bathing it, but he thought that the slightly messy look might make Jiang Li go soft and accept it. Hence, he brought it there directly.
He briefly told Jiang Li what had happened, and seeing the little guy grab Jiang Li’s clothes with its little paws, he couldn’t help poking its head with his hand and said with a smile: “It seems that he likes you very much. When I was bringing him here, he kept struggling in my clothes.”
The little guy was poked on the head by him and it scratched him immediately: “Meow!”
Lu Heng quickly avoided its claws, clicked his tongue, and flicked it with his hand again: “You’re even throwing a tantrum? If I hadn’t saved you today, you would have been eaten long ago, heartless little bastard.”
“Meow!” The little guy glared, dissatisfied with his teasing.
Jiang Li was taken aback by the familiar interactions and conversations. Looking at Lu Heng’s face, he suddenly felt a little unbelievable.
The person I have been looking for, is really just by my side? Then why is Lu Heng’s birthday different from that of Jiang Zhan and Chi Fang in this world? Is it just a coincidence that the previous two worlds are the same? And why can Jiang Nuomi travel through every world? Is it the setting of the game or human manipulation?
There were too many questions. Jiang Li’s brows slowly furrowed.
Lu Heng noticed his gaze and found that there were many emotions in his eyes that he couldn’t understand, it looked like he was shocked yet surprised. Other than that, there was also confusion. Too many emotions were mixed in it, and he couldn’t comprehend it for a while, so he could only ask inexplicably: “Why are you looking at me like this? Are you so happy?”
Jiang Li withdrew his gaze, lowered his head, and chuckled, he was really happy, but further confirmation was needed.
So he hugged the little guy and said to Lu Heng: “He’s too dirty, I’ll take him back and bathe him.”
“Oh.” Lu Heng nodded, and in view of being rejected by Jiang Li last time, he said very politely, “Then I’ll go back first.”
After speaking, he saluted Jiang Li and turned to leave. After walking a few steps, Jiang Li’s voice came from behind: “Aren’t you going to help me?”
Hearing this heavenly sentence, Lu Heng’s footsteps paused, and he suddenly turned his head to look at him with surprise on his face: “You mean…”
Jiang Li held the little guy with one hand and pointed back with his thumb, the meaning was obvious.
The sudden surprise knocked Lu Heng over in disbelief as he strode towards Jiang Li, and when he got to him he saluted again, with a slow smile on his handsome face: “Okay!”
Jiang Li couldn’t help but also laugh. He (JL), with the little guy in his arms, then went upstairs with him (LH).
Unlike the four-person dormitory for students, Jiang Li’s dormitory had a very large area with three bedrooms and two living rooms. It had a special physical training room and was equipped with home robots.
Seeing Jiang Li having guests, the chubby home robot slid to the door: “Master, welcome home; guest, welcome.”
As he spoke, he opened the shoe cabinet, took out the slippers for the two of them, and placed them at their feet, then obediently stood aside.
Jiang Li put on his shoes and touched the top of the robot’s head: “Thank you for the hard work.”
The small light bulb above the robot’s head flashed blue light, and a smiling face appeared on the small screen on his face, and he said happily, “This is what I should do.”
Lu Heng saw it at the side and thought it was a bit amusing. He thought that even the robot at Instructor’s house was so cute, so he also reached out and touched the robot’s head: “Thank you for the hard work.”
The robot replied expressionlessly: “You’re welcome.”
The expressionless face was really expressionless, and the small screen on its face was a straight-up blank.
Lu Heng: “…” It even has two faces.
Jiang Li carried the little guy into the bathroom, bent down, and wanted to put it down, but the little guy jumped off his hand, quickly trying to escape from the side.
In the first two worlds, Jiang Nuomi was like this. Every time it saw Jiang Li holding its bathtub, it would hide from sight. Jiang Li had already practiced the ability to catch cats. When it jumped, he stretched out his hand quickly to fish it back, and at the same time said to Lu Heng who came in behind: “Close the door.”
Lu Heng closed the door in response, and also shut the robot with two faces outside.
The robot: “…”
Lu Heng walked up to Jiang Li and knelt down, looking at the little guy struggling in his hands. He stretched out his hand and grabbed its tiny and slender tail: “Do you want me to help?”
The tail is a sensitive part, and the little guy bared its teeth and waved its paw at Lu Heng, but because it was helplessly caught by Jiang Li, it couldn’t do any damage.
Jiang Li gave it a warning look, saw it slowly stop moving in his eyes, and then said to Lu Heng, “Bring me the shower.”
Lu Heng got up to get the shower, and inadvertently saw the body wash on the shelf next to him, thinking that it was probably this smell on Jiang Li when he was downstairs just now. He felt an urge to unscrew it and smell it.
“Bring over the body wash next to it as well.”
Jiang Li said again, and Lu Heng responded, went over with the shower and body wash, squatted beside him, adjusted the water temperature, and gave him the shower.
Although under Jiang Li’s threat, the little guy stopped struggling, but as soon as it saw the shower in Jiang Li’s hand, its four paws grabbed Jiang Li’s hand tightly, and refused to get onto the ground no matter what.
Seeing this, Lu Heng laughed, “Why are you so timid?”
“Most cats are afraid of water.” Jiang Li explained and put the shower aside first. He then reached out to stroke the little guy’s head soothingly, and coaxed it with a few words softly.
“Cat?” Lu Heng was a little curious when he heard this address, “Is it his name?”
“It’s the name of their species.” Jiang Li said as he slowly wet the little guy’s hair with the shower, and then motioned for Lu Heng to press out the body wash for him.
Lu Heng squeezed some body wash onto his palm, watched him support the little guy with one hand, and wiped the body wash with the other, then reached out to hug the little guy for him, and said, “I’ll help you.”
Jiang Li remembered that no matter whether it was Jiang Zhan or Chi Fang, they squatted down to accompany him to bathe Jiang Nuomi like this before. He smiled silently, and said ‘okay’ softly.
In the spacious bathroom, the two of them squatted on the ground, surrounded by a faint scent of body wash, a bit like the smell of flowers mixed with grass, fresh and pleasant.
Jiang Li lowered his head and gently and carefully washed the little guy’s hair. From Lu Heng’s perspective, he could just see his upturned nose and feather-like thick eyelashes.
The light and elegant scent of body wash surrounded the tip of his nose. Looking at Jiang Li, Lu Heng couldn’t help wondering if his pheromone would have smelled better and sweeter than this if the instructor hadn’t removed his glands.
Jiang Li rinsed the bubbles off the little guy, got up while holding it, took a clean towel from the shelf next to it, and wrapped it. He looked back, took a glance at Lu Heng who was squatting on the ground thinking about something, and asked: “Why are you still squatting?”
“Ah?” Lu Heng was still in the position of holding the little guy in his hand just then, and he came back to his senses once he heard that question, “Oh, it’s done so quickly.”
Jiang Li: “…”
The little guy was less than three months old and was already small-sized, but it looked even smaller after taking a bath.
Lu Heng saw it curled up in the towel like a drowned cat, and squeezed its ear in disgust: “He’s so small, he’s not enough to fit between your teeth even if he’s roasted.”
“Meow!” The little guy raised its paw and scratched him, very dissatisfied with his teasing.
“Hey, can you have a little conscience?” Lu Heng laughed angrily at its ungrateful behavior, pointed at it and said, “If I hadn’t saved you, you would have died a long time ago. I am your savior, that is your reborn parent, I’m your father!”
Jiang Li, who came back with the hair dryer, heard this familiar sentence coincidentally. He raised his eyebrows, looked at Lu Heng, and said, “Didn’t you say that you’ve given him to me? If he calls you father, what should he call me?”
“What should he call you?” Lu Heng thought for a while, then said with a smile, “You are my instructor, that is, my teacher. As the saying goes, if you are a teacher for one day, you’re a father for life. Why not call you grandpa?”
Jiang Li: “…”
It’s as if I always have to pay for what I’ve done.