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Su Ling's shoulders lowered as he sighed and spread his hands, "I, I guess you won't agree," he looked at Gu Liheng, "but I won't give up." Then he frowned and added reluctantly, "Unless you meet someone you like." As he said, he couldn't help but promoted himself, "Since you don't have anyone you like at the moment, why don't you like me, I'm quite fine."
Such a boastful Omega is really rare. When Gu Liheng heard the words, his gaze fell on the young man’s face again. His eyes were slightly bent, and the corner of his long and narrow eyes was raised up; simply pure and charming. Su Ling indeed has the capital to be boastful, worthy of anyone's love. This kind of smile should be cared meticulously for by other people, and not with people like him who can't even laugh, which will cause the smile to gradually wear off.
Clenching his fists tighter, Gu Liheng stood up and looked at Su Ling condescendingly, "Don't like me."
Without waiting for Su Ling to say anything, he strode away and went back to the room on the second floor.
Su Ling stared at the stairs with a frown, then chuckled after a long while. ‘Like’ is not something you can cancel off just because you said so!
There was still some residual pheromone left in the living room. Su Ling smelled it and touched the back of his neck regretfully. If only his pheromone is normal, he can also try seducing Gu Liheng. Thinking about this, the image of his male god holding the inhibitor appeared in his mind. Su Ling shrugged his shoulders. The success rate is probably very low.
So, how to chase his male god?
Zhao Qi's move was too obvious, he(ZQ) wanted to marry male god. Although Su Ling doesn't know if it’s because he was reborn that he came to realize that male god is a good person, or there are other purposes, he can't let Zhao Qi do what he wants. He(SL) must make his male god accept him as soon as possible. In any case, he has an advantage over Zhao Qi, after all, he and his male god are living under the same roof.
When Gu Liheng returned to his room, he unbuttoned his shirt collar and cuffs and rolled his sleeves to his elbows. He went to the bathroom to wash his hands and face and took off the isolator. Instantly, his expression became relaxed. He sat down on the sofa chair by the window and looked out the garden with a pensive expression. After a while, his bracelet rang, and he connected the call.
Darry said with excitement, "President Gu, Madam's pheromone rejection illness is completely cured! She can be discharged at any time."
Gu Liheng sat up straight, "How is my mother current condition?"
"Very good, she wants to see you."
Gu Liheng looked down, "Is there no need for the Redthorn Ball fluid in the future?"
"Yes," Darry said lightly.
Gu Liheng: "I will go to the hospital later."
When he came downstairs, he ran into Su Ling who was passing by the corner of the stairs.
Su Ling smiled and said, "Domi said that lunch is ready and ready to eat."
Su Ling smiled casually, and Gu Liheng glanced at it before shifting his eyes away, "I'm going to the hospital, you can eat first."
Su Ling turned and went downstairs with him, "It’s urgent? You don’t want to eat lunch first?"
Gu Liheng stood still at the last step of the stairs and said, "En, thank you for your spiritual plant. My mother's illness has been completely cured."
Su Ling's eyes brightened, and his tone was slightly raised in excitement, "That’s great! You are welcome, I am happy to be able to help."
The boy's voice was brisk, and Gu Liheng unconsciously relaxed. But the next moment, his heart sank slowly. His eyes fell on the young man's face, and there was a long silence.
Su Ling had a not-so-good premonition, his smile gradually faded as he looked up at Gu Liheng, and asked softly, "What's wrong?"
Gu Liheng: "I have borrowed the spiritual plant for a long time and will not need it in the future. I will arrange for someone to deliver the spiritual plant to your store later. You don't have to worry about safety issues. I will order for a set of security facilities to be installed at your store as a thank you.
Then he paused and added, “Before you find a suitable spiritual plant specialist, Darry will go to your store to help harvest the raw materials every day. You can just discuss the time with Darry."
After he finished speaking, his expression remained unchanged, and he looked at Su Ling quietly.
Su Ling bit his lower lip and barely squeeze out a smile, "What then?"
Gu Liheng looked at him without speaking.
Su Ling sighed, "I only lived in to help with the harvest process. Now that the spiritual plants are going to put back in the store, I don't have a reason to continue staying here, right?"
Su Ling suddenly felt a little pain in his face, like he got slapped. Not long ago, he thought that he has an advantage over Zhao Qi but was kindly asked to leave in an instant. He thought for a while, there weren’t any problems with Gu Liheng's actions at all, and he was very generous to offer the security facilities. But Su Ling still couldn't help being angry, although he had no standpoint.
"You hated me that much?" He couldn't help asking.
Gu Liheng: "No, you are a single Omega, it is not appropriate to live here."
Su Ling: "I have lived for half a month! Why is it suddenly inappropriate?"
The words came out too quickly with a strong tone, and Su Ling regretted it after he finished speaking. This is just a temporary stay, after all. On the other hand, he changed his mindset and felt happy again. Before this when he started living with Gu Liheng, Gu Liheng never worries about him being an Omega, but now he has begun to think about their gender difference. The change was too obvious. He was treated as a child before, but now he is treated as an adult. This is also a good thing.
"I'm sorry," he apologized neatly, bowing his head in annoyance, "I am just a little sad, not deliberately losing my temper."
Gu Liheng stared at the top of Su Ling’s head and felt soft in his heart. His hand moved, but he didn’t do anything in the end, "It's okay, I can help you if you can't find a suitable place to live."
Su Ling shook his head, "It’s alright, I’ll just live in the store."
Gu Liheng frowned slightly, "The fragrance bar?"
Su Ling nodded. He rubbed his face and smiled when he looked up again, "Thank you, I am very happy during this time. You can go to the hospital now. I will take the spiritual plants by myself, and you don’t have to order the security facilities either." His expression was solemn as he continued, "We were cooperating with each other before. Today, we are even. I don't want to owe you favours or take advantage of you." Then he paused, "Well, other than staying for free here."
Gu Liheng: "..."
Su Ling saw his expression blanked out for a moment. With a smile in his eyes, Su Ling blinked playfully and announced, "I'll have you know, I will officially chase you starting today."
Su Ling stood on tiptoes and leaned closer, then he gave Gu Liheng a quick kiss on the chin. Gu Liheng's tight expression collapsed, and he quickly took a step back. Su Ling smiled and said, "Finally, I don’t have to hold it in." After that, he waved his hand, "Go to the hospital now, I promise you that I will be no longer in the villa when you returned."
Gu Liheng's heart was beating wildly, he stared until he couldn't see Su Ling's back, and lightly rubbed his chin. This is the first time he has been so close to an Omega. It has been quite a while, but the soft touch seems to remain. The feeling was delightful, so great that his heart shakes vividly. But no! Gu Liheng's expression tightened more than usual. He glanced towards the guest room on the first floor and left quickly.
Su Ling went back to the guest room to pack his things. Next, he went to the spiritual plant room, put 3 spiritual plants in the space storage, and filled the remaining nutrient solution in a container. He went to the dining room for lunch and kept thinking about things during the meal. After eating, he did not leave immediately but went to the room where they kept the travel supplies. The equipment they used to go to the Silver Mist Forest were stored in it. He took the ones that Gu Liheng had prepared for him in his backpack, put on a camouflage suit, and opened the map around the villa in his bracelet. The long red line on the map where the ‘hole’ is located was very conspicuous. After he went out, he navigated along the red line.
The hillside villa area has rich greeneries, and there were not many villas around. Each house is separated by a distance, and the sense of privacy is perfect. As Su Ling ventured further, the road is getting harder and harder to walk, but because someone walked by not long ago, there are still some traces on the ground, and that makes his journey much more manageable. After he walked for an hour, he has reached a no man's land. Su Ling released the spiritual plants and watched the surroundings vigilantly. He placed his hand on the isolator, prepared to take it off at any time if something is wrong.
Rustling sound could be heard from afar, and soon various animals appeared around him. With the experience he gained from the Silver Mist Forest, Su Ling felt calm, especially when the animals in the back mountain are small, such as squirrels and rabbits, and there are only a few larger animals, like wild boars. Hence, he didn't rush to retrieve the spiritual plants. Instead, he gently rubbed the leaves and flowers of the 3 spiritual plants to encourage them to release a stronger fragrance. During this period, he has been paying attention to the state of the 3 plants and saw that they were thrilled to play with him; no abnormalities. This also means that the spiritual plant that scared them did not appear.
After a quarter of an hour, he took the 3 plants back into his space storage and removed his isolator. He has been walking for a long time and exercised a lot, so at this moment when the isolator was taken off, the back of his neck felt relaxed for a moment, and an unpleasant smell started to waft from his neck.
The animals attracted by the fragrance of the Grade A spiritual plants immediately ran away. There were 2 fat rabbits which bumped into each other and rolled forward. They got up with their ears erected and disappeared in the blink of an eye.
Su Ling took the Cold Moon sachet and placed it in front of his nose. He continued to walk forward without attaching the isolator, and gradually entered the mountain. It is safer not to put the isolator on.
Gu Liheng got out of the living room and got into the car. After a glance at the villa, he said, "Go to the hospital."
The car started, and Gu Liheng sent a message to someone. Right after that, he dialled a number, "I just gave you an address, go there and install the best security facilities in that place."
"Okay, President Gu," the other party paused and asked after a while, "Tian Ling Fragrance Bar?"
Gu Liheng: "That’s the one. The store opens at 7 pm, you can go there at that time… If the owner refuses, let him pay 90% discounted price, and I’ll pay the rest."
The other party was stunned, "...alright."
Soon, the car arrived at the hospital. Gu Liheng stood at the door of the ward for a while, then pushed the door in, pausing slightly. The room exudes a faint spiritual plant scent, which is very gentle. The person who stayed in this ward all-year-round was sitting on the sofa at this time, and their eyes met.
Mother Gu and Darry were sitting on the sofa drinking tea, and both looked over when the door opened.
Darry got up and greeted, "President Gu."
Gu Liheng nodded.
Darry: "I'll go through the discharge procedures."
Darry closed the door when he left. Mother Gu looked at Gu Liheng, who was still standing by the door. She smiled and waved, her tone was slow and gentle, "Come and sit."
From her appearance, Mother Gu doesn’t look a day after her thirties. Her hair was meticulously coiled up, and she was wearing a cheongsam; very elegant.
Gu Liheng sat opposite her and greeted, "Mother."
Mother Gu looked at him with a neat smile, "How are you, Ah Heng? I heard you gave yourself three months holiday?"
Gu Liheng's jaw slightly stiffened but was loosened quickly, "Yes."
Mother Gu smiled and said, "Alright, you have been in charge of the Gu Family for many years. It is time to rest. Take advantage of this holiday and find an Omega to get married."
Gu Liheng frowned slightly, "I don't have this plan."
Mother Gu continued to smile slightly, "Ah Heng, you are not young anymore, don't be willful."
Gu Liheng didn't speak, and his mother's smile disappeared. She put her hands on her knees and looked at him, "Your father's bloodline must continue, and Gu Family can't fall into the hands of others."
Gu Liheng: "I am not the only one surnamed Gu."
Mother Gu stared at him for a while, her voice revealed a helpless tone, "You, you are not young anymore but still being willful. I can't educate you like I used to."
Gu Liheng's pupils shrunk slightly, and Mother Gu smiled faintly, "Forget it, let's not talk about this right now. I will return to the Gu Mansion later."
Gu Liheng nodded.
Mother Gu spoke again, "I have recovered at quite a right time, as my birthday is just one week away. I haven't had a good time for so many years. Since you happened to be free this year, remember to organize my birthday party more lively."
Gu Liheng: "I will order someone to arrange it."
Mother Gu smiled and nodded, "I will take care of the invitation, you don't need to worry."
Gu Liheng glanced at her and acknowledged with an ‘En’. He knows his mother's character too well. This so-called birthday party is nothing more than a blind date for him. All of a sudden, the young man’s smiling face suddenly appeared in his mind, and his face tightened slightly again.
The discharge procedures were quickly completed. Gu Liheng sent Mother Gu back to the Gu Mansion. When he returned to his villa, Su Ling was nowhere in sight. He stood in the living room for a while and suddenly felt too quiet and uncomfortable.
In the evening, Gu Liheng received a call from Nalu during dinner. As soon as the call got through, Nalu asked, "Is Xiao Ling with you? I can't reach him."
Gu Liheng frowned, "He didn't go back?"
Nalu: "No, but someone is here to install some security facilities."
Gu Liheng: "He left the villa this afternoon."
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PS - Please don't 'help' me to add this in NU yo. This second part is not meant to be listed in NU. A fellow translator complained about this to me before, that her readers keep putting her chapters up in NU before she is ready. So now she has to make dummy pages to prevent the readers from doing so. Tsk tsk tsk