Chapter 58: A+A (VI)
Finally done, I apologize if there’s more typos than usual lol
If he had known earlier that feeding this guy would turn him into a beast in heat, then Shang Ke would not have fed him even a single bite!
Can an alpha mark another alpha like they do to omegas? According to what Shang Ke knew, they could not. Even if they were to have been marked, an alpha could erase it with their own power.
In that case, what was Rhine trying to do? Did he just have nothing better to do after eating his fill? Was he probing his strength? But this way of probing was just way too … “original”. It was basically the same as flirting! (Rhine: I am flirting…)
Furthermore, this one “flirt” snagged up a whole group of people! All the omega pheromones from outside flowed in like a tide, causing desire to surge up violently, thoroughly weakening Shang Ke. If it wasn’t for Rhine suppressing him, he probably would’ve long already ran off like a runaway feral horse to go find his own happiness!
TL Note: Flirt sounds like bait
From Rhine’s appearance, he also seemed to be influenced, his desire standing high. But, could he just not poke his waist?! If he was his man, Shang Ke would not care if he was the one that did the pushing or the one being pushed down- but, Rhine wasn’t his man!
Shang Ke forced himself to calm the churning desire within his body before gathering his power and suddenly turning, his arm sweeping across.
Rhine took half a step back and gripped Shang Ke’s wrist, facing him. Drops of sweat slid down from Shang Ke’s forehead but his jet-black eyes showed his calmness and will to fight. However the faint blush on his cheeks and his eye catching lips were like snow plum flowers blooming and couldn’t help but give people the desire to pluck them.
Rhine’s eyes darkened as he strengthened his grip and pulled Shang Ke to him. But Shang Ke didn’t move, instead bending his elbow to strike at Rhine’s chest. The impact forced Rhine’s body to twist, an opportunity which Shang Ke took to break free of his embrace.
Rhine’s face flashed with surprise as he reached out again.
Shang Ke nimbly dodged and fought in a roundabout manner. The two battled from the kitchen to the living room, their forces clashing as their scent permeated the air, causing so much disturbance outside that made everyone speechless with anger. They all cursed in rage: Holy sh*t, what kind of tempting fight is this!
Shang Ke relied on his ingenious martial arts to fight to a standstill against Rhine under the condition where he was physically too weak.
Rhine’s muscles were taunt. Although he wasn’t wearing much of an expression, his fiery gaze was about to burn through Shang Ke.
Shang Ke stepped on the sofa in preparation to leap away, but Rhine suddenly moved and a knife-hand hit the joint of his leg. Shang Ke cried in pain and fell onto the sofa, followed by Rhine trapping him down.
Shang Ke’s chest huffed from his exertion, while his eyes were shining brightly from the intense exercise they went through.
Rhine gazed down at the man below him with eyes of unconcealed desire, his taunt body showed his want to attack like a beast waiting for a chance. A powerful pheromone covered Shang Ke again, invading his body like it wanted to take his everything. The pheromone attack was like an electric current that swept the two away.
Shang Ke gritted his teeth and spat out a line with much difficulty under the pressure: “Sir, you win.”
Rhine’s eyes flickered and his pheromone acted like tentacles as they streaked past his legs to explore within his body, it goes without saying what he was trying to do.
Shang Ke’s back felt numb and the feeling of a crisis grew in his heart, he shouted, “Rhine, what are you trying to do?”
“Your skills are pretty good, far better than I anticipated. However,” Rhine’s tone dipped, “you are not my opponent.”
“The strong have absolute control over the weak, you, are unable to refuse me.” Rhine’s eyes shone with determination and desire.
“What do you mean?”
“It means,” Rhine’s finger stroked his neck, “I have enough ability to mark you.” The scent of this man was really too wonderful, he was somewhat unable to stop himself.
“Mark an alpha?” Shang Ke was thoroughly enraged, “Are you kidding?”
“What to try it?”
“No!” Shang Ke refused resolutely without any hesitation, “I already have someone I like, please have mercy.”
“That omega?” Rhine softly spoke, “You better forget him as soon as possible, otherwise, I can’t guarantee I can be such a gentleman.”
Gentleman? Do you have no shame?!
Why didn’t he notice beforehand that this guy was a rogue decked in a uniform?
“Let go of me.” Shang Ke struggled forcefully.
Rhine was rather kind this time, he got off.
Shang Ke turned, got up, then retreated to the side, “It’s rather late now, please go back Sir.”
Rhine organized his clothes and headed for the entrance. When he got there, he stopped and once more turned around to address Shang Ke, “I had originally estimated a year for your recovery, but I underestimated your strength. Six month later, you will receive a transfer order from me.”
Shang Ke remained silent as he considered going somewhere else to do his mission.
“You don’t have the chance to refuse.” Rhine seem to have seen through him as he added, “Unless you are stronger than I am.”
“I will become strong!” Shang Ke said with determination.
“Then I will wait and see.” He will have this man when he is at his strongest.
Rhine’s mood was very joyful now that he has found a target he wanted to conquer. As for their identities as alphas, it was not a barrier to him at all.
After Rhine left, the room was still full of his scent and Shang Ke was left in a moody state. This world believed that the strong has control of the weak, it was matter of fact to them. Especially those born as alphas, they have strength that cannot be swayed.
Shang Ke rejoiced that he was an alpha, otherwise, trying to go against his instincts would have wasted a lot of energy. At least with the way he was now, he has the room to rebel.
But this was really bad, he has to find “him” as fast as possible, otherwise he wouldn’t be able to safeguard his chastity. If he really can’t find him, then he will fully concentrate on completing his mission. After ten years, he will return to the system space and once again try to find “him” in another world.
The months afterwards, Shang Ke had never seen Rhine again. However, Ryan has been very diligent in seeing him everyday, taking care of his well being very carefully. People that know them have pretty much taken them as a pair already.
Shang Ke tactfully rejected him but nothing changed at all. So after doing it a couple times, Shang Ke also didn’t bother with it anymore.
He lived every day simply, using more than half of his time to train. He not only did real combat training, he also learned war preparation knowledge, operating system principles, repairing skills and how to use his pheromone.
The rest of his free time was used to browse the internet for information and searching for every single person the system mentioned. He gathered information from everywhere, but he still did not find the person he wanted to find until he obtained the information of his “rival in love” Zeka. He then saw a gleam of hope.
There was a mole on Zeka’s palm, except it was on the left hand.
Zeka had been recruited into Rhine’s corps earlier due to his exceptional performances. Shang Ke moped, he didn’t expect that he would also be in Rhine’s corps, it looks like he has to accept that guy’s transfer order.
Six months later, Rhine’s transfer order arrived as scheduled. The low key Shang Ke immediately took the scene again.
Rhine’s 45th Legion was also known as the strongest corps in the entire empire. People who are able to enter it are all the cream of crop. As the one who had done outstanding service in Via City, being recruited into the 45th Legion was to be expected.
However, it was unknown who had spread out the news that he was seriously injured and his strength took a major dip out, but it immediately drew a lot of controversy.
Everyone could not dismiss Filmore’s contribution, but the 45th Legion usually selected the most talented ones, if one is not strong enough, then even if it was the marshal’s son, it was still impossible. Filmore’s performance in school speaks for itself, although it was not bad to the extreme, it was not something particularly worth commenting about. Only his performance on the battlefield was remarkable. Now they the public learned of his decrease of strength, was he still qualified to become a member of the 45th Legion?
Very soon, someone publicized Shang Ke’s hospital treatment report and the masses finally found out how his injury was grave to the point that he may very possibly retire from the military early on. Even if he preserved with rehabilitation, his strength can only recover to 60% of his original strength. This was no doubt a large blow to a powerful alpha. No wonder Filmore who should have moved at full metal would reject all invitations and remained lowkey.
Many people felt pity for him, but even more questioned the transfer order.
On the day of reporting to the 45th Legion, what greeted Shang Ke were the scrutinizing gazes of others.
Shang Ke felt no fear as he stood ram straight and announced his name and army rank with an equally strong voice. Disregarding his actual strength, this kind of confidence and air already made many people admire of him.
Rhine did not have him show his strength, rather, he directly placed him into the special reserve division. The members of the special division may not have the best strength, but they have special skills. Even if they were reserved soldiers, they were all one-in-a-hundred talents.
Everyone present did not dare to question Rhine about his decision, but they were not as polite with Shang Ke.
The 45th Legion were currently in their rest and reorganization period so they were located at the capital to do daily training with one rest day a week. They would only leave for the battlefield in two months to defend the southeast frontier. As such, the soldiers were all beyond bored and were eager to give Shang Ke a lesson.
Shang Ke’s attention wasn’t on them at all, rather, it was on Zeka who had also joined the reserve division.
Their first formal meeting was on the report day, the one that led him to their dormitory was Zeka.
Zeka had blond hair and peach blossom eyes, he did not look like a soldier, but rather had the air of an artist. The pheromone of his body was like a blooming water lily in a lake.
Shang Ke noticed that although he was an alpha, he did not reject the scent of other alphas. Different from the instinct of omegas, his scent has a tolerance nature.
“Filmore, you changed a lot.” Zeka leaned against the doorway as he smiled and watched Shang Ke arrange his room.
“You haven’t changed though.” He was as lovely as the photographs online, a rotten peach blossom that had provoked who knows how many people. Shang Ke felt a bit depressed, if he was his man, it would be hard to break his habits.
“I heard that you and Ryan are very close nowadays?”
Shang Ke glanced at him, “Yes, he is very kind to me.”
That one glance caused Zeka’s heart to stir. He couldn’t help but walk closer to Shang Ke and his eyes narrowed. That’s right, this man’s scent has changed, he did not have the sharp and muddy smell from before, rather, it has become gentle and fresh while also carrying a bit of sweetness. If he wasn’t sure he was an alpha, Zeka would had thought he was an omega.
“Oh? You guys went to bed together?” Zeka idly asked.
“It has nothing to do with you!” Shang Ke bit back sharply.
“Heh, don’t get angry.” Zeka placated like a kitten and faintly smiled, “I was just a bit curious. He’s been sticking around you all day now and you can still restrain yourself? It’s not a physical problem is it?”
As he spoke, his eyes somewhat pointedly stared at his lower body.
Shang Ke placed one foot on the bed with his arms crossed against his chest as he raised his chin at Zeka, “Whether I have a problem or not, wouldn’t you know after trying?” If this guy was his man, watch how he’ll deal with him.
Zeka clearly did not foresee that he would say something like that and was stunned for a moment before immediately asking back with interest, “You want to go to bed with me?”
His gaze swept Shang Ke’s body and he couldn’t deny that this was a very pretty man. Not only that, the scent on his body was very sweet. He was also an alpha, no matter the build, power or endurance, it was all wonderful. Going to bed with this kind of man seems to be quite a challenge.
Zeka was somewhat interested now.
“Then, we’ll try?” He placed a hand on the bed to support himself as he got closer to Shang Ke’s neck and smelled him. At the same time, he released his pheromone. The reason why few alphas ever got together was that besides their inability to have children together, there was one other main cause. It was that their pheromones rejected each other.
But Shang Ke was a special case, ever since he become Filmore, the scent of his body has changed. Not only was it attractive to omegas and betas, it was also accepting of alphas.
Trying out right after you said it? Do you still have any integrity left?
Shang Ke sensed that Zeka’s pheromones was intruding into his body and was about to strike back when he glimpse the mole on his left palm and he paused.
That pause allowed Zeka to go into him. Shang Ke endured the strange feeling in his body and let Zeka near. As he sensed his scent, he did not dislike it, but there was always the feeling that something was missing. But one point was confirmed, the pheromone of an alpha would not make him go into heat.
After Zeka tasted the beauty of Shang Ke’s pheromone, he had wanted to go in a little deeper when a stronger pheromone swept away everything else and entered Shang Ke’s body, expelling Zeka from Shang Ke.
Zeka couldn’t help but take a step back as a stab of pain made itself known to his head and the urge to vomit.
The stronger the pheromone, the greater the rejection between alphas.
“Second Lieutenant Zeka, due to your disrespect to your superior, your three month vacation is cancelled.” Rhine’s cold voice came from the entrance.
Zeka and Shang Ke saluted to him at the same time.
In Rhine’s eyesight that was like a oppressive like a sharp sword, Zeka reacted. Filmore was now a Lieutenant, so his rank was higher than his. His action just now was disrespectful to a superior.
Zeka looked at Shang Ke with regret, then straightforwardly left his dorm.
Rhine entered and closed the door to the dorm with a large “bang!”.
Shang Ke’s heart trembled, for some reason, he felt that something bad was going to happen.
The possessiveness of an alpha is very strong, there is no way they would allow something of theirs to be coveted by others. Shang Ke provoked one omega, and now an alpha. Would the next one that appear be a beta?
Rhine felt that he needed to have him know, just who was going to be his man, and who was going to be his leader from hereafter!
SnowTime: Sorry for the long wait, finally finished! Did you know altitude sickness was a thing? Makes you drowsy, constant headaches and stuff… apparently I’m one of the few sufferers lol…. orz