Finally, a chapter that I don’t have to split since the word count is only 3.3k T^T Also, I’m sorry for the lacking of release. I promise to be better after this week, hehe XD
Chapter 48 Quarrel
After Xiào Mu clicked on the link, it brought him directly to the page of Leo’s personal account. With a glance, he saw the latest post by Leo that says: [If you want to pursue Xiào Mu, you will have to win over me first. See you in the virtual net battledome #1.]
No more than 10 minutes after Leo posted the post, the number of replies underneath has reached close to 8 digits. Xiào Mu glanced at the reply blankly. The vast majority of replies were: ‘so handsome’, ‘so domineering’, ‘I give my support’, ‘feeling uncomfortable, my male god has a sweetheart already’.
There were also skeptical replies like: ‘Has the military department set their eyes on the god-level guide? High-level guides don’t have a say in their marriage. So anyone with a bigger fist (stronger) can get a high-level guide? I began to doubt the freedom of guide’s marriage!’
The reply that questioned Leo’s post got scolded into a mess.
‘Don’t be too scheming. Major General Leo is so strong, who doesn’t like him?’
‘If you don’t have the skills and wanted to have a god-level guide, ask yourself – are you worthy?’
‘I think the owner of this reply must be a rubbish. Please don’t fantasize all day, and improve your strength instead! Otherwise, I am afraid that no guide will be willing to take a look at you.’
Xiào Mu closed his terminal. He was planning to go to Gu Miao’s house, but now he doesn’t have the mood, so he sent the biscuits directly by courier. Returning to his bedroom, Xiào Mu kept making medicine until his exhaustion struck. Although he could keep his spiritual power constantly at full value, but upon recovering from this much consumption, it caused him to feel mentally fatigued. The spiritual power that was consumed twice does not give Xiào Mu a strong feeling, but at the 3rd time, the exhausting feeling gradually became obvious.
At the moment, Xiào Mu has a spiritual power of 11,000 points. Recovering 3 times means he used more than 33,000 points in making the pills today. Even if it is a level 50 medicine, Xiào Mu can make more than 600 pills at a time. Moreover, every time he gets tired, he can recover after one hour of sleep. As long as the materials are sufficient, Xiào Mu can make a lot of medicine a day. Rubbing his forehead, Xiào Mu went to bed.
Xiào Mu was awakened by a notification by the bedside: [Major General Leo applied for permission to enter, do you agree? If there is no reply after 2 minutes, the permission will be granted.]
Xiào Mu recovered to his senses and answered without hesitation, “Reject.”
On the other side of the door, Leo has already waited for 3 minutes but there isn’t any response from the door. He couldn’t help but worry. According to the housekeeper’s report, Xiào Mu had been staying in the room for almost 4 hours. However, hearing the reply from inside the room, his expression instantly became ugly. Xiào Mu seemed to be fine, just that he didn’t respond as he was sleeping. Right now, Xiào Mu refused his request to enter the room!
Xiào Mu went to the bathroom to wash his face. Looking at the time, he saw that it is time for dinner. Xiào Mu didn’t want to see Leo at all right now, but he didn’t want to cause trouble. If he doesn’t go out, the marshal and steward will definitely ask why, or maybe they will think he is sick and call a doctor. He opened the door and saw Leo leaning against the wall next to the door.
Leo turned his head to look at Xiào Mu and took a glance from top to bottom, “Don’t sleep too long in the afternoon, it will affect your sleep at night.”
Closing the door, Xiào Mu ignored Leo and walked past him to the dining room.
Leo furrowed his brows and strode to catch up with Xiào Mu. He puts his hands on Xiào Mu’s shoulders and asked, “What’s the matter with you?”
Xiào Mu slapped Leo’s hand away. He did not speak and walked to the stairs connecting the first floor, turned right, and went downstairs.
Leo’s face is slightly dark. He followed behind 2 or 3 steps before stretched out his hand to hold Xiào Mu’s left hand, “Who angered you?”
Xiào Mu is much shorter than Leo, and he is standing on the stairs a step lower than Leo. The gap between their height is even greater. Leo grabbed his hand and Xiào Mu is forced to lift his hand so his body is tilted to the left. Xiào Mu struggled to release his hand, but couldn’t break away. As he pulled against Leo’s hand with his right hand, he said angrily, “You let go!”
Leo’s jaw tightened. He didn’t want to let go. He wanted to know the reason for Xiào Mu’s anger, but seeing his pale wrist turned red from the grip, Leo couldn’t help but let go. “You…” He was just about to continue to ask, but unexpectedly Xiào Mu was struggling with all his strength at the same time. Hence, the moment he suddenly let go, Xiào Mu fell backward from his exerted force.
There are more than a dozen steps behind Xiào Mu.
Xiào Mu instantly got stunned by the fall, and he couldn’t find any point to counter the direction of the force. His toes were gripping the ground hard, but it was useless. Xiào Mu fell back like he is weightless, and his eyes widened in panic. It seems that the back of his head is going to get injured.
Leo’s heartbeat almost stopped, but fortunately, he reacted very quickly. Leaning forward, he reached out and grabbed Xiào Mu’s waist. Because of inertia, they fell forward. Leo bent his knees to exert some force and leaped into the air with Xiào Mu. Then, he turned his body in mid-air, and they landed at a spot 1 meter from the last step.
Everything happened in an instant, Xiào Mu only recovered after a while. He is held tightly in Leo’s arms, and Xiào Mu can only hear his own heartbeats drumming in his ears. His face is pale and his feet felt a bit soft. After Xiào Mu calmed down a bit, he did not raise his head, and reached out to push Leo, “Let go.”
Leo pinched Xiào Mu’s chin so he is forced to look up. He saw that Leo’s eyes looked fierce and all kinds of emotions are surging in his eyes. Leo asked solemnly, “Do you want to scare me to death? Who made you angry?”
Xiào Mu slapped Leo’s hand away and took a step back. Seeing Leo asked the question seriously, Xiào Mu felt ironic in his heart and finally couldn’t help revealing his anger. He sneered, “Don’t think I don’t know what you did!”
Leo puzzledly asked, “You are angry with me?”
Xiào Mu clenched his fists tightly and looked up at Leo, “So you think I shouldn’t be angry? Major General Leo, I am not a prize. I have my own thoughts. No matter who wins the battledome, it has nothing to do with me.” The more Xiào Mu thought, the angrier he gets, “It’s your business that you like to fight and exchange pointers with other people, but don’t pull me into it. I have nothing to do with you, and you can’t make any decisions for me.”
The anger that has been restrained since noon now being thrown in one breath, Xiào Mu feels much more comfortable, “I will find a house as soon as possible and will not continue to live here.”
Perhaps it is precisely because he lives in Leo’s house that Leo considers him his already. Xiào Mu should have thought about it carefully, he himself also has to bear the responsibility. To still live in the same house after knowing Leo’s feelings, perhaps that’s why Leo misunderstood.
Hearing that, Leo’s expression changed slightly. He stopped Xiào Mu who wanted to leave after speaking and explained, “I won’t lose.”
Xiào Mu couldn’t help but sneered, “So you mean I must choose you?”
“No,” Leo frowned, he is not good at explaining himself, “I don’t want them to disturb you. Do you want them to pursue you?”
Xiào Mu: “Whether I want it or not, or if they pursue me, it is also a matter between me and the other person. It has nothing to do with you, and you have no right to stop it.”
“How can it has nothing to do with me?!” Leo’s voice is dark, “I wanted you to be my partner. That means those people are my rivals in love. I don’t want them to be close to you.”
Xiào Mu frowned and looked at Leo, “Do you think that if I only have a suitor, I can only choose that person?” He waved his hand, “Forget it, we have a generation gap, and I can’t explain it clearly. I hope you don’t pull me into anything no matter what you do in the future.”
Leo froze in place and stared thoughtfully at Xiào Mu’s back. Generation gap, huh? This is the first time he has seen Xiào Mu so angry. Xiào Mu has always been very gentle. He knows very well that what Xiào Mu said today is very important. Leo walked to the dining room in silence and recalling Xiào Mu’s words one by one while eating. When he noticed that Xiào Mu is leaving the table after finished eating, he stood up.
“Wait,” Leo called out. Xiào Mu only looked at him lightly, and Leo thought for a moment before saying, “Sorry, you don’t need to find a new house, I will move out.”
Xiào Mu got taken aback and shook his head, “No, this is your home.”
Leo thought what Xiào Mu meant is this is his home, so he will come back anytime, and that Xiào Mu is worried about meeting him. Thinking about this, Leo’s eyes darkened and he replied, “Don’t worry, if you don’t want to see me here, I won’t show up.”
“No, I didn’t mean that,” Xiào Mu said, “You should continue to stay in your home. I wanted to buy a house anyway.”
“It’s safe here,” Leo said. “This is my grandfather’s residence. I have my own apartment so I will live in my apartment.”
Xiào Mu said, “Do as you like, but I am not going to continue living here.” He has recently bought medicine-making equipment and used up his savings. That is why in the afternoon, Xiào Mu made a lot of pills, it’s specially to buy a house.
Leo stared at Xiào Mu for a while before saying, “I will arrange the guards for you. The military attaches great importance to your safety.”
Hearing that, Xiào Mu suddenly thought of what Leo previously said so he said, “Okay, but I won’t accept you as the captain of the guards.”
With a sharp sound of ‘click’, the chopsticks in Leo’s hand snapped into 2 parts. His blue eyes stared at Xiào Mu, and his voice is low, “You hate me that much?”
Xiào Mu pursed his lips. He didn’t hate Leo, but Leo’s behavior this time made him very angry. However, denying might give Leo hope, so Xiào Mu went silent.
Leo felt tight in his chest, glancing at the petite little guide looking away, he felt weak and helpless for the first time. Leo pulled at his collar irritably and threw the broken chopsticks aside. The chopsticks collided with the porcelain plate and made a clinking sound. When everything quiets down, Leo said, “Go and rest ba, everything will be as you wish.”
Xiào Mu walked out of the dining room and saw the stairs not far away. He whispered, “Thank you.”
Leo watched Xiào Mu disappear outside the door with a self-deprecating smile at the corner of his mouth. He opened his terminal and deleted his latest post. After a moment of thought, he clicked into Delish’s shop page. He knew that Xiào Mu is responsible for Delish now, and the words written in the announcement are all done by Xiào Mu. Xiào Mu opened a store to sell medicine, not only for money but also for the freedom of the guides. Xiào Mu’s goal has always been simple, which is to live a normal life as a guide. Leo’s eyes narrowed, his fingers slid on the table – freedom.
The next day, Xiào Mu went to the company on time. When he arrived, there are already 20 people waiting in the lounge. These are the sentinels whose appointment got postponed yesterday. Xiào Mu didn’t ask Xiaojin to postpone a full day1 and got them to come before 10.00 am the next day instead. In this case, only the people with yesterday’s appointment will change their time, while the people of today and later dates will not be affected.
The sentinels are very excited when they saw Xiào Mu. Their eyes lit up, but their behavior is quite restrained.
“Everyone better act properly, if anyone scares him, don’t blame me for being impolite!”
Several sentinels said these words almost at the same time. Hearing that, Xiào Mu couldn’t help but smile. Although he is not so easily scared, he is very satisfied with the result of this misunderstanding. Xiào Mu set the number of medicines to be sold today and set the sale timing as 10.00 am and proceed quickly to do spiritual treatments. Before 10.00 am arrives, all sentinels had been treated. Xiào Mu poured a cup of warm water and sat back on the sofa. He turned on his terminal and looked at the listing of houses. 3D pictures of various houses are displayed on the virtual screen, which is guaranteed to match the real thing. In the end, Xiào Mu took a fancy to a 2-storey apartment in the Garden District. The area is not too big. The 2 floors are only 150 square meters, but for Xiào Mu, it is enough.
After half an hour, Xiào Mu went to the apartment community to take a look and is very satisfied with the apartment he chose. The price is not too expensive, 20 million star coins. He paid the full price with the money he earned from the medicine he sold at noon. Then, Xiào Mu went back to the marshal’s mansion and moved his things to the aircraft. Finally, he sat in the living room, waiting for Ren to return.
Ren and Leo came back together, with 5 soldiers in black uniforms behind them.
“Marshal, I’m sorry for causing you trouble.” Xiào Mu got up and apologized.
Ren smiled and said, “It’s okay.” He pointed to 5 uniformed sentinels. “They are your guards and will be responsible for your safety in the future.”
Leo’s gaze fell on Xiào Mu without a word.
Xiào Mu’s aircraft landed by the gate of his new home. Xiào Mu jumped off the aircraft and saw a black aircraft hovering not far away. When he reached the front door, Xiào Mu turned around and saw the black aircraft gradually moved away.
Xiào Mu felt a little strange, what does Leo mean by that?
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