Holding On to My Man - Chapter 63
TLC: Sleepchaser, Mina
As soon as Xiao Li and the others went out, Gu Bai went into the bathroom to take a bath. At present, his appearance indeed cut a sorry figure.
Even if the presidential suite had a bathroom, it was extremely luxurious. After so many tasks, he was also a master who could enjoy it.
Filling the bath with hot water, Gu Bai took off his clothes and got into the bath, while reorganising his thoughts.
Today was the first day of the task, and many things happened in succession. There was no plot, no direction for the mission, and to his surprise, he even found demonic qi in this modern society. It truly made people more and more frightened.
In terms of the plot, he could use the reaction of the original host’s emotions to determine the target of his mission for the time being. Meanwhile, the demonic qi was what he was most worried about now.
According to the truth, the spirit in modern society was deficient, and the demons were having trouble cultivating, not to mention the existence of powerful demons.
Furthermore, the demonic qi he had experienced today wasn’t from an ordinary devil. Such a fierce and arrogant qi was definitely emanated by a powerful devil.
According to today’s situation, if they let the demonic qi spread, soon everyone would become infected and eroded by the demonic qi. In addition, the world would become a purgatory on Earth.
It would be the end of the world!
The word popped out of Gu Bai’s head almost instantaneously.
It wasn’t what he thought, but it came out abruptly. The mood of the original host also fluctuated violently, which made him spend more than ten minutes to suppress the mood coming from his body.
After calming down, Gu Bai’s face showed a trace of seriousness that didn’t match his current age, and his eyes gradually became sharper.
If the world was really ending, then it would become troublesome. He was very clear that although people who were affected by the demonic qi were similar to the zombies depicted in the movies, they were essentially different.
A person who was infected by the demonic qi was much more powerful than a zombie in the movies. In addition, this time, he had no advantage of knowing the storyline. If he was a little careless, his life would be on the line. In the end, this task was likely to fail.
If someone died, they could be reincarnated. If he died, he had no chance to come back.
“It’s just the same; don’t panic, don’t mess up. There must be a turning point…”
Gu Bai puffed his cheeks out, constantly forcing himself to calm down in the bathtub. Only when he was calm could he be able to deal with the crisis. No matter how difficult the task was, as long as he was careful and firmly believed in himself, then there would be clues to help him.
Moreover, the situation wasn’t so bad now. At least he guessed that some of them were on guard. Even moreso, he had met the person he was looking for early on, which was a good start.
In fact, after he had finished his last task, his soul and physical strength had skyrocketed. Furthermore, his cultivation speed had grown much faster. He was no longer incapable of protecting himself.
With this way of thinking, Gu Bai’s solemn mood became much better.
When he was almost there, he came out of the bathtub, washed the foam off his body with the shower head, and ran out of the bathroom directly with only a bath towel tied around his waist.
His own clothes had been worn-out for a long time, and the house was obviously not permanent, meaning that there were no clothes he could wear. Gu Bai was too lazy to dress in the same old, dirty, and worn-out clothes. Anyway, there was air-conditioning in the room, and he wasn’t cold anyway.
He had found a bottle of red wine and sat on the sofa, turning on the TV. He waited for his man to come back while he drank out of the bottle.
As a result, this body wasn’t suitable for drinking at all. He was drunk even before two glasses were finished. In addition, there were too many things in the task that happened today. It consumed a lot of Gu Bai’s energy to rescue the bodyguard Ah Hu. As a result, he was exhausted and fell asleep shortly.
When the man came back from his work, he saw a scene of the young man lying on the sofa with his bare body. His face was a shade of crimson which depicted a slight tipsy effect on it.
He stared at the white skin, the two bright red spots, the small round navel, and the two long legs that the bath towel couldn’t cover. Such a beautiful scene made the then bright eyes of the man darken.
The bodyguard who was following by his side couldn’t help but gasp, his gaze reflecting an exceptionally beautiful sight. Previously, Ah Hu was unable to stop himself from laughing.
“This kid’s not only mysterious and elusive. He’s also a rare beauty, ah! Boss, you picked up a treasure…”
“You men, withdraw!”
The man who was being flattered wasn’t only not flattered, but he also went to take the suit coat that was left on the sofa to use it to wrap up the attractive young man. With a fierce glare, he had the bodyguards withdraw. His possessiveness was extremely strong.
Ah Hu and a few bodyguards looked at each other, showing a look of “Boss we know” and hurriedly left.
When there was only himself left in the room, Xiao Li turned around again and had his sight on Gu Bai. His sharp eyes softened.
Then he heard the sleeping young man mumbling in his sleep, “Don’t want to sleep with me even when I offer it, so I’ll make you hold back later on, humph….” His face was a little flustered. After he realized what Gu Bai had said, the smile on his cold face grew even bigger.
He lowered his head and took a deep breath from his flushed mouth. Xiao Li carefully carried the exhausted Gu Bai to the bedroom to sleep.
At the same time, another boy in B city was worried.
The idea of rebirth was too frightening. He came from hell and returned to heaven in a blink of an eye. No one could be that calm. In addition, the boy had even found out that his spatial abilities were brought back directly. The boy’s mood was even more excited to the extreme, and sometimes he even laughed, while at other times he cried.
After venting out all of his emotions, the boy quickly thought about the end of the world.
In his last life, the end of the world actually came very early. It began with a group of mental patients who liked to bite people, but nobody had noticed it at the time. They had even joked that it was a new type of rabies.
It wasn’t until half a year later that a solar eclipse happened, which had allowed the apocalypse to break out completely, and the world fell into purgatory for human beings overnight. Only then had people reacted. But it had been too late during that time, so this time, he had to make full use of this half a year and make preparations!
It was just that he was a teenager now. He couldn’t do anything at all. After reflecting several times, the boy immediately called his father and decided to tell him about the apocalypse.
From childhood, his father had loved him very much. Whatever he said, his father would surely believe. His father and Wu Ge were the only ones who could collect all the materials and prepare all the other things for him.
Not only did Su Yu’s return occur now, he could never let his father go to N city to have a chance of knowing about Su Yu’s existence, and he would never allow that person to come back!
As the boy expected, after Shen Guohui and Wu Donghan received his phone call, they heard something wrong with his voice on the phone. It was as if he had suffered a great grievance, so they had immediately rushed to get back to him.
After his wife died, he only had this son left. Shen Guohui normally treasured him a lot. He wasn’t willing to let him suffer even a little grievance. When he came back, he saw that his boy’s eyes were red and swollen, and his heart hurt even more. He immediately comforted him.
He had to get revenge for his son!
“Xiao Ze, what’s the matter? Who bullied you? Tell dad…”
It was okay for him not to speak, and Shen Muze, instead, cried even more as he was being comforted. It had been a long time since he had last seen his father who had once loved him so much.
In his last life, if it wasn’t for that Su Yu, his father would have loved him like this all his life. His father would only be his father.
“Dad…” The boy couldn’t stop crying about his grievances.
His appearance made Shen Guohui almost frantic to the point of wanting to die. The handsome man in the suit who sat beside him was also worried. Neither of them knew what was wrong with him. Every time they tried to ask him, he began to cry harder. They could only pat him on the back to comfort him.
When he had cried enough, the boy looked up and saw the two people who had been familiar with him and had loved him the most, and then he couldn’t help but speak about the end of the world.
Before the two people he trusted the most, he explained everything about his rebirth, only hiding everything about Su Yu.
In order to ensure the credibility of his words, he also put his bed into his space to show his abilities. Even though it was beyond the belief of Shen Guohui and Wu Donghan, they had no option but to believe his words.
“…Now the end of the world has begun, but the government hasn’t yet determined the seriousness of the matter. In order to prevent unrest, they have been trying to cover it up. The rabies patient reported on the news recently was a zombie. Dad, we must prepare early…”
God gave them half a year’s time. If they didn’t make good use of it, then they really wasted his rebirth. The boy wiped his eyes, and there was a trace of firmness in them.
Shen Guohui knew from his son’s mouth that he had suffered a lot before his rebirth again. He felt his heart aching in pain. Looking at his son’s face, he was extremely distressed and tried to comfort him.
“Don’t worry, Xiao Ze. Let dad and your Wu Ge do these things. Dad won’t let you suffer anymore…”
“Yes, Xiao Ze, Wu Ge will take care of everything…” He was comforted by the handsome man in the suit.
This concern made Shen Muze sad again. His eyes were red. He naturally knew that his father loved him the most, as long as Su Yu didn’t come back.
Seeing his mood fluctuate again, after another period of comfort, they went to the study alone to discuss.
The boy was well-protected since childhood. Even though he had experienced the end of the world once, his mind was still not mature enough, and a lot of things weren’t well-thought out.
He only knew that the most important thing during the end of the world was food and materials. As an old fox in society, Shen Guohui thought more widely. Although food and materials were important, force was also indispensable in the ruthless apocalypse.
As soon as he arrived at the study, Shen Guohui, who had just been kind and heartbroken, resumed his serious expression.
“Donghan, according to Xiao Ze, if the Day of Judgment breaks out half a year later, the whole world will be in total chaos. I’m afraid that just preparing food and materials won’t be enough. You call the Xiao family.”
“Dad, although we have a pretty good relationship with the Xiao family, now old master Xiao has already passed away. Right now, Xiao Li’s in charge of the household. You know how Xiao Li is, as he has no regard for friends or family… However, if the information about Xiao Ze being reborn is leaked, I’m afraid…”
Wu Donghan had some worries. Being reborn was really too outrageous, and if others became aware of it, there was no saying what they would do to Xiao Ze.
“No, although Xiao Li is unfeeling and doesn’t recognise people, he can still recognise matters which need to be settled. As long as we don’t touch his bottom line, he’s not that scary. He still has a lot of respect for my uncle… Besides, we’re just business people, so it’s just money. These things won’t work after the apocalypse comes. However, Xiao Li still has a lot of people on hand. The possibility of our two families’ cooperation after the apocalypse happens is much higher… As for the matter on Xiao Ze’s rebirth, we will know later.”
Shen Guohui muttered to himself that the best way to protect his son was to cooperate with Xiao Li, who was the best bet in this type of situation.
“I know, dad, I’ll contact Xiao Li now…”
“En, go do that. After calling, go see Xiao Ze at the bar. He’ll listen to you… Dad’s getting old now. Dong Han, in the future, you’ll look after Xiao Ze. Take good care of him…”
Shen Guohui nodded with satisfaction and sighed.
“Dad, this is…” The man in the suit suddenly blushed and looked at his adoptive father with uneasy eyes.
“Dad has been alive for so long, so there’s nothing he hasn’t seen before. He’s not an old-fashioned man anymore. Go…”
Shen Guohui sighed. He wasn’t unclear on what his son’s personality was like. After all, if the world became like that, even living would be a problem. Who cared about society’s morals? As long as his son could live well, only then could he feel relieved. In addition, his adopted son would protect his son.
“Thank you, Dad, I’ll take good care of Xiao Ze…”
The man in the suit looked happy. Nodding with excitement, he hurried to leave, so that he could get into contact with the necessary people.
OMG, I’m so so soooo sorry for getting this out late, I’ve been out of my house today and i was just waiting for the chapter to go through TLC and Editing before I posted cause man, this chapter looked atrocious. So since not only I was rushing, but my poor TLC’s and Editor was also rushing to accommodate my release time.
I also first want to address, that though I mtl these chapters, and though the finishing results are really smooth and readable, I have to stress that this was only done because of my lovely TLC’s and Editors along with the other TL’s, so though these chapters may look good and can be easily read, I can assure you it was all because these lovely people are checking for a more accurate translation then what it was originally. I just wanted to address this matter, because I feel bad, making everyone think it was all because of me, when in truth it isn’t and that I put all my faith and trust into my lovely friends who take their own time out to deal with my chaotic schedule and chapters to help me out.
So again, I love everyone who comments, and I especially love my team!
Now that that issue is over and done with, this is a little bit late cause I didn’t realise you guys were quick into realising this was an apocalyptic arc, but here are the reactions of both Callis, Mina and Evan’s when they first initially realised this was in fact an apocalyptic arc.
I put it under the spoiler tag cause I didn’t want this T/N to get longer than it already was.
Mina: OH IS THIS THE ZOMBIE ARC
Evan: yeah!! I’m super blind and I thought it was the slag gong arc
Mina: lmao i just realized it now. I thought it was a modern mob boss arc
Evan: i wonder how some readers will react, if they didn’t see the arc title
Evan: sudden apocalypse
Mina: they would be so surprised
Mina: ah??? i thought i would be getting some modern mob boss but instead i got zombies??? LOL
Evan: now I think about it, it was kind of hinted at the end of ch. 60