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Chapter 65: I Am Not A Merman (II)


尚可和海浪,也就是小海豚,每隔几天都要接受医护人员的检查。这个可以理解,毕竟海豚曾经历过一场毁灭性的疫病,很难说他们身上是否还携带着那种致命的病菌。

Shang Ke and Waves, who is the small dolphin, would undergo examinations by the medical personnel every few days. That was understandable, since the dolphins were eliminated by a plague once upon a time, it was hard to say if perhaps they still carried that kind of fatal bacteria on them.

幸运的是,到目前为止,他和小海豚的健康状况都十分良好。基地人员仔细查阅了前人留下的研究资料和记录,得知海豚是一种感情丰富的生物,过度的限制和刺激,会让他们心情抑郁,甚至出现自杀行为,而且人工饲养的海豚,平均寿命一般比野生海豚少710年,死亡率比自然环境下高出了5%左右。

Fortunately, up till present time, he and the small dolphin’s state of health was great. The staff of the base carefully studied the research material and notes their predecessor left behind, and learned that the dolphins were animals that were full of emotions. Upsetting them and too many restrictions on their freedom would make them depressed, and may even commit suicide. Further, the life expectancy of a human raised dolphin was shorter by 7 to 10 years compared to wild ones, their mortality rate was higher as well compared to their wild counterparts by about 5%.

TL Note: The raws wrote 710 years but dolphins don’t live that long… so I’m just going to split the number into two and assume it’s probably a typo

海豚的大脑体积仅次于人类,比猩猩还大,能够进行问题解决、自我感知及情绪处理的高级神经认知过程。也就是说,如果海豚的大脑开发到人类的程度,它们也能拥有不低于人类的智慧、创造力和社会意识。

The brain volume of a dolphin is only second to humans, even larger than an orangutan. They were capable of making questions and answering them, have self-awareness and deal with their emotions, these kinds of high-level mental cognition processes. In other words, if the brain of a dolphin was developed to the point of humans, they would have wisdom, ingenuity and social awareness not below of humans.

因此,基地人员对尚可和海浪特别呵护,即使需要检查和研究,也尽量采取温和的手段,循序渐进。

As such, the staff was very gentle with Shang Ke and Waves. Even when they needed to examine and research them, they tried to do it with the gentlest way possible and make steady progress.

比起尚可曾经生活的世界,人们对海豚的重视可谓天差地别,简直就是当幼儿一般伺候着。一旦发现两只海豚有哪里不开心了,众人立刻会进入紧张备战状态。

Compared to the world Shang Ke once lived in, the people here treated dolphins with such importance that the difference couldn’t be any larger; they were taken care of like their own children. The moment they notice that the two dolphins were unhappy about something, everyone would immediately tense up and fall into prepared to fight mode.

可喜的是,两只海豚都非常乖巧,不但没有给基地人员带来任何负担,反而时常逗得他们哈哈大笑。不过半个月时间,它们便赢得了所有人的喜爱。

What was gratifying was that the two dolphins were very clever and obedient, not only did they not burden the staff, they made everyone very happy. In just half a month, they had won over everyone’s hearts.

基地的外水域是与大海连通的,水下世界与自然海域没有多少区别,生活着各种水生物,每隔半个月会开一次水闸,不过因为两只海豚的到来,水闸开启前会先关上内网,避免海豚跑回大海。

The outer pool of the base was connected to the sea, the world below the water was not that much different to the wild as all sorts of aquatic organisms lived there. Every half a month, they would open the watergates, but with the arrival of the two dolphins, they would now first place a net blocking the entrance before opening the gates to prevent the dolphins from swimming back to the sea.

并非基地人员想圈养他们,而是他们实在太过珍贵,把他们放归大海实在不安全。以前的海豚都是群居,几十上百只一群,多的甚至超过数万只,足以对抗海洋中其他危险的生物,但如今仅剩两只,遇上凶猛的鲨鱼,分分钟被咬杀。

It wasn’t that the base wanted to confine them, but that they were far too precious to be allowed back to the ocean where danger lurked everywhere. The dolphins in the past were group mammals, having anywhere from ninety to hundreds, the largest groups even have several thousand members. Such large groups had the power to confront other dangerous animals. But now there were only two, if they were to meet up with a shark they would be bitten to death in minutes.

“火焰,海浪,秦先生又来看你们了。”基地负责人崔博士笑着喊道。

“Flames, Waves, Mr. Qin came to see you two again.” The director, Dr. Cui shouted toward them with a smile.

这会,一大一小两只海豚正敞着肚皮在水面仰泳,见秦渊来了,尚可立刻翻转,摆出一个自认优雅的泳姿,一晃一晃地游到岸边,笑眯眯地仰头冲他叫了一声。

At the moment, the two large and small dolphins were showing their bellies to the sky and swimming with backward strokes. Shang Ke immediately flipped overseeing the arrival of Qin Yuan and swam in a way he personally believed was very elegant and made his way to the shore. Happily, he raised his head and cried out.

“礼物。”秦渊让人将一只半人高的橡皮鸭放进水中,黄灿灿的一大坨,差点把尚可眼睛给闪瞎了。

“A present.” Qin Yuan had people put down the half-human sized rubber duck in the water. The bright yellow object almost blinded Shang Ke.

尚可嫌弃地瞥了一眼,用腹鳍将它拨到一边。倒是海浪这只没见过世面的小家伙好像很喜欢,兴冲冲地顶着黄小鸭跑到水中央玩耍去了。

Shang Ke gave it a glance of disdain and used a fin to push it away. But Waves who have never seen such an object before rather liked it and took the yellow rubber duck to play with in the water.

“你不喜欢吗?”秦渊从助理那里拿过一个平板,点开一个网页,递到尚可面前,“看看喜欢什么,回头给你买。”

“You don’t like it?” Qin Lun took the tablet his assistant handed over, opened up a web page and held it in front of Shang Ke. “See what you like, I’ll buy it for you when I got back.”

旁边的崔博士见状,一脸呆滞。秦先生竟然让一只海豚自己在网上挑选商品?!

Dr. Cui stared blankly by his side at the scene. Mr. Qin was letting a dolphin choose what it wants from the web page?

原本以为火焰会将平板当玩具咬进嘴里,又或者当作危险物品顶飞,没想到“它”还真的有模有样地浏览起来!

He thought that Flames would take the tablet as a toy and bite it, or maybe as a dangerous object and hit it flying. He did not expect “it” to actually browse through the items on the web page!

只见火焰将脑袋凑过去,瞪大眼睛盯着屏幕上玲琅满目的商品图片,然后用腹鳍指着一只乌贼叫了几声,秦渊二话不说将它收进购物篮。接着,他又分别选了一只鲨鱼和一艘轮船模型。

He watched as Shang Ke moved closer and stared at the images of goods on the lit screen, then pointed at a cuttlefish with his fin and made some sounds. Qin Yuan put that item into his shopping cart without a word of objection. Then, he picked out a shark and ship model.

崔博士看着这一人一豚你来我往地挑选玩具,突然觉得有些看不懂这个世界了。一只海豚居然也与时俱进,学会上网购物了?

Dr. Cui watched this pair of human and dolphin picking and selecting toys, and suddenly felt that he did not understand this world anymore. A dolphin was actually keeping up with modern times and learned how to shop online?

等火焰挑选完毕,秦渊将平板递还给助理。

After Flames was done picking, Qin Yuan handed the tablet back to his assistant.

助理笑着赞道:“这只海豚可真聪明。”

His assistant praised with a smile, “This dolphin is so smart.”

这已经不只是聪明了!崔博士满脸惊奇道:“‘它’选的乌贼是海豚喜欢的食物,鲨鱼则是对它们具有威胁的敌人。”

This isn’t just being smart anymore! Dr. Cui spoke with a face full of shock, “The cuttlefish is what dolphins like to eat, the shark it chose is their enemy.”

“那轮船呢?”助理好奇地问。

“And the ship?” The assistant curiously asked.

“海上有很多捕鱼船,他们对珍惜的海洋生物可没有多少保护意识,每年死在他们手上的海洋生物不计其数。”崔博士肯定道,“火焰拥有非常精准的理解能力和辨识能力。”

“There are a lot of ships in the ocean catching fish, they don’t have much protection awareness toward precious marine life. The numbers of marine life that has died in their hands is uncountable.” Dr. Cui answered with certainty. “Flames has a very high level of ability to understand and recognize things.”

“但是,”助理有些迟疑,“挑选食物可以理解,挑选对它们具有威胁的东西又是怎么回事?”

“But,” the assistant hesitated a bit before asking, “It’s understandable for the cuttlefish to be chosen, but why also choose the things that are dangerous toward them?”

崔博士一愣,是啊,为什么?

Dr. Cui stood quietly as if shock by lightning. That’s right, why were they chosen?

秦渊若有所思地看了看正在不远处和小黄鸭玩耍的小海豚,又将视线转向尚可,却见“它”侧头45度,朝他抛了一个“媚眼”,然后钻进水中,下一刻又高高跃出,在空中翻了个漂亮的跟头,无数水珠向四周展开,在阳光下如水晶般闪耀。

Qin Yuan thoughtfully looked at the small dolphin that was playing with the yellow duck, then turned his sight back on Shang Ke, only to be met with the sight of Shang Ke tilting his head to a 45-degree angle and giving him a “charming” look. Then he dived back into the water and leaped highly in the next second. In the air, he did a couple perfect somersaults, countless drops of water splashed out and shone like crystals under the sun.

秦渊凝视着火焰优美的身姿,连溅到脸上的水珠也没有理会。火焰两眼弯弯,在水中摇头晃脑,一副求抚摸的样子。

Qin Yuan fixed his eyes on Flames’ graceful beauty, even the drops of water on his face weren’t noticed by him. Flames’ eyes curved happily, his head bobbing and swaying, asking for a gentle stroke to his head.

秦渊望着他“水汪汪”的脑袋,手指动了动,最终还是没有把手伸出去。

Qin Yuan looked at his “watery and shiny” head, his fingers twitched, but in the end, he did not pet him.

尚可不满地看了他一眼:主动让你摸你都不摸,以后想摸也不让你摸了,哼!

Shang Ke looked at him resentfully: I gave you the chance to pet me but you didn’t take it. If you want to pet me in the future, I won’t let you. Hmph!

他往后一仰,肚皮朝天地沉入水里,翻个身,倏地一下游走了。

He looked upward and flipped onto his back with his belly aimed at the sky. After his flipped over, he swiftly swam away.

秦渊脸色有点崩,眼中闪过一丝懊恼……

Qin Yuan’s face was a bit stiff, a trace of sadness flashed through his eyes…

当天下午,尚可挑选的玩具就送到了。秦渊和崔博士留在岸边,想看看尚可的反应。

That very afternoon, the toys Shang Ke chose were delivered. Qin Yuan and Dr. Cui stayed on the shores, wanting to take a look at Shang Ke’s reaction.

尚可先是扑腾了一下乌贼,也不知道用什么材质做的,软软的,拍进水里一会又浮上来了,咬一咬,还挺有韧性,很适合磨牙。

Shang Ke first thumped the cuttlefish once. He didn’t know what it was made of, but it was soft. Once it was hit in the water, it would float right back up. Giving it a bite, it was actually pretty tough, very fit for grinding teeth.

接着,他将小海豚叫过来,用腹鳍拍了拍鲨鱼,教育它道:“记住这家伙的模样,以后遇到长成这样的家伙就赶紧跑。”

Following that, he called over the small dolphin and patted the shark with his fin, educating him, “Remember how this guy looks like, if you meet this guy when you grow up in the future, quickly run for it.”

小海豚懵懂地绕着鲨鱼玩具转了转,然后凑过去用短喙顶了顶,一下子把鲨鱼肚子顶出了一个凹陷,惊得它连忙向旁边一蹿。

The small dolphin swam around the shark toy in confusion at first, then used his short snout to poke it. The one poke caused the belly of the shark to cave in, startling him to immediately jerk away.

尚可又将轮船模型推过来,耳提面命了一番,务必让那个它了解其中的危险性。

Shang Ke then pushed over the ship model, and earnestly explained to him what was dangerous about it.

海豚是一种好奇心旺盛的生物,见到轮船之类的移动物体,总喜欢追上去看看,不少海豚就因为这样而断送了性命。

Dolphins are very curious animals, when they see moving objects like a ship, they would always like to go over and take a look. Countless dolphins lost their life because of this curiosity.

在尚可看来,身边这只小海豚才是这个世界硕果仅存的国宝,他只是个外来者,可能过不了两年就要壮烈了。在此之前,他希望自己能够保护好它。虽然他无法真正了解海豚的世界,但他还是尽量按照他的方式,告诉它如何避免危险。

From Shang Ke’s point of view, the small dolphin by his side is the true remaining national treasure of this world, he was just an outsider who might not live two years before having to be heroic. Before that, he wishes to be able to protect him well. Although he was unable to truly understand the world of a dolphin, he still tried to the best of his ability in his own way to tell him how to avoid danger.

秦渊的助理见两只海豚在水里嘀嘀咕咕,对着几只玩具扑腾来扑腾去,好奇地问:“崔博士,它们这是在干什么?”

Qin Yuan’s assistant watched the two dolphins chirping at each other in the water and hitting the toys here and there, so he asked curiously, “Dr. Cui, what are they doing?”

崔博士有些不确定地回答:“看起来,像是在……交流心得?”

Dr. Cui answered a bit uncertainly, “It looks like, they’re… passing down knowledge?”

秦渊:……他高兴就好。

Qin Yuan: …As long as he’s happy.

秦渊在基地停留一天,直到傍晚才离开,临行前拷贝了两只海豚的录像。

Qin Yuan stayed at the base for the day and left at night. Before leaving, he got a copy of the film on the two dolphins.

水下安装了许多摄像头,以前是为了观察其他水生物的活动,如今则主要用来拍摄两只海豚的生活。玩耍、嬉戏、跳跃、翻滚、亲密、进食、睡觉、捣蛋……这些画面,足以制作成一部海豚生活实录了。如果将这些录像公布出去,不知会引起多大的震荡。

Many surveillance cameras were installed underwater, they were used to observe the activity of other marine animals before, now they were mainly used to film the two dolphin’s way of life. Playing, frolicking, jumping, rolling, being intimate, eating, sleeping, and causing trouble… all these scenes were enough to make a dolphin life documentary. If they publicized these films, who knows what kind of uproar it would make.

秦渊暂时封锁了有关海豚的信息,主要是为了避免记者、专家以及一些狂热粉丝的骚扰。海豚的听觉非常敏锐,太过喧嚣的声音,会让它们感到不安。两百多年前,人类训练海豚参加表演,先不说训练中使用的一些强制手段,单是观众的掌声和欢呼声,也有可能成为加速海豚死亡的诱因。

Qin Yuan temporarily blocked off the information on the dolphins, the main reason was to prevent the reporters, experts and some fanatical fans from disturbing them. A dolphin’s sense of hearing was very keen, too much noise would make them uneasy. Over two hundred years ago, humans would train dolphins to participate in performances. Besides some of the more forceful method used to train them, in addition to the applause and cheers of the dolphins, it could all speed up a dolphin’s death.

秦渊不会重蹈覆辙,并不只是因为它们的珍贵,更重要的是它们的聪明可爱。随着接触的次数越多,秦渊对这种生物的喜欢与日俱增。从三五天来看一次,逐渐发展到天天报道。

Qin Yuan would not repeat such a disaster, not just because they were precious, but more because they were intelligent and cute. As they interacted more and more, Qin Lun’s love toward these animals gradually grew. From visiting them every three to five days, it gradually turned into visiting them everyday.

“你们在干什么?”秦渊刚走进基地便看到几名研究员正围在火焰身边,其中一人手上还拿着一个针管。

“What are you guys doing?” Qin Yuan had just entered the base when he saw a couple researchers surrounding Flames, one of them was even holding a syringe.

秦渊脸色阴郁,他记得火焰昨天才提取过一次血样。他提醒过崔博士,提取样本的次数,每个月不能超过4次,每次间隔至少5天,而且必须是在确保火焰身体健康的情况下。

Qin Yuan’s face was dark, he remembered that Flames had his blood drawn just yesterday. He reminded Dr. Cui that the number of times they could draw his blood for samples can not pass four times a month. The interval between each time must be at least five days apart, furthermore, they have to make sure it was done while Flames was healthy.

秦渊大步走过去,周身阴风阵阵。

Qin Yuan strided over angrily, a cold aura covering his entire body.

一名研究员立刻解释:“秦先生,抱歉,我们没想伤害火焰,是崔博士吩咐我们来取样的,他发现火焰的身体状况似乎有些不对,所以想进一步确认。”

One of the researchers immediately explained, “Mr. Qin, I’m very sorry, we are not trying to hurt Flames. But Dr. Cui told us to take a sample because he had found a something wrong with Flames’ body so he wanted to confirm it.”

“不对?”秦渊表情微变,“哪里不对?生病了?”

“Something wrong?” Qin Yuan’s expression turned worse, “What is it? Is he ill?”

“博士没有具体说明,不过应该不是生病。”

“Doctor didn’t really explain it, but it shouldn’t be that.”

秦渊皱了皱眉,冷声道:“你们先别动,等我问过崔博士再说。”

Qin Yuan frowned and coldly ordered then, “Don’t do anything for the moment, let me ask Dr. Cui what is going on first.”

说着,他又看了火焰一眼,然后大步朝崔博士的实验室走去。

He looked at Flames again after that and headed for Dr. Cui’s laboratory.

尚可望着他的背影,泡在水里懒洋洋地吐着泡泡。

Shang Ke watched his leaving figure and floated in the water, lazily blowing bubbles.

说实在的,他现在除了无法自由在大海畅游,平时基本过得和皇帝没什么两样。基地人员鞍前马后的伺候着,每次给他取样时都是小心翼翼,生怕把他弄疼了,但凡发现他有任何不适,立马就会中止。

To tell the truth, besides being unable to freely swim in the ocean now, his daily life was the same as an Emperor. The staff members were at their beck and call to serve them, every time they drew his blood they were very cautious and serious, fearing that they would hurt him. Every time he felt the slightest discomfort, they would immediately stop.

这让尚可既欣慰又苦恼,欣慰的是以后即使他离开了,小海豚也能得到妥善的照顾。苦恼的是,以他现在被重视的程度,到时候应该怎么把自己当作食物英勇地献身给人类?

This made Shang Ke feel both gratified and vexed, he was gratified because even after he leaves, the small dolphin would still be given the appropriate care. He was vexed because with how they value him, how was he supposed to heroically offer himself up as food to humans when the time comes?

不过多时,秦渊和崔博士一起出来了。

A short while later, Qin Yuan and Dr. Cui both came out.

崔博士吩咐道:“继续取样吧,小心点。”

Dr. Cui ordered, “Continue to take his blood, be careful.”

秦渊沉着脸,一语不发,两只眼睛死死地盯着研究员的动作。

Qin Yuan wore a calm and collected face as he remained silent, but his eyes were staring at the researcher without blinking.

研究员被他看得心惊胆战,手指哆嗦,针管伸到一半,居然脱手掉到水里去了。

The researcher was scared witless by his stare, his fingers trembled, and the syringe only extended halfway before it fell into the water.

秦渊脸色更沉了,阴森森的目光化作两道利刃,嗖嗖地射向那名研究员。

Qin Yuan’s face was even darker, his eerie gaze turned into a pair of piercing swords that stabbed toward the researcher.

尚可见研究员紧张成这样,生怕带回把自己扎疼了,于是绕过几名研究员,转身钻进水下。众人还以为“它”今天不想配合了,正想提议下次再来,谁知道不过一会,“它”又从水里冒出来,嘴里还叼着刚才掉进水里的那根针管。

Shang Ke saw how nervous the researcher was and feared that he would hurt him in the process at this point. As such, he detoured around the researchers and dove back into the water. Everyone had believed that “it” would not cooperate today and was just about to say they could try again another day when in the next moment, “it” once again emerged from the water, holding the syringe that had fallen into the water in “it’s” mouth.

“它”把脑袋凑到那名研究员面前,将嘴里的针管放到他手上,然后用明亮的眼睛望着他,好像在说:没事,来吧。

“It” moved closer to the researcher and place the syringe in his hand. After that, “it” looked at him with bright eyes, as if saying: No problem, come on.

研究员看看“它”,又看看手中的针管,突然很想把它扔掉,为什么人类要制作这种危险的“武器”?面对火焰全然信任的眼神,他们完全下不了手了好吗?

The researcher looked at “it”, then looked back at the syringe in his hand and suddenly had the urge to throw it away. Why did humans create such a dangerous “weapon”? Being faced with Flames’ completely trusting eyes, they simply don’t have the will to do it alright?

还有火焰,你那副任人宰割的模样是怎么回事?不知道人心险恶吗?敢不敢有点警惕心!

Furthermore Flames, what is with your look of letting people taking advantage of you? Don’t you know human hearts are sinister? You need to be more on alert!

TL: Flashback to Shang Ke and Pupu

尚可顶着海豚那张天生带笑的可爱面孔,将自己的半边身体露出水面,摆动了一下腹鳍,似乎在催促他们手脚麻利点。

With the dolphin’s natural smiling and adorable face, Shang Ke raised half of his body out of the water and swayed his fin, like he was urging them to do it quickly.

研究员一阵无语,暗暗为火焰的单纯操碎了心。

The researchers were all speechless and worried themselves to death in their hearts for Flames.

秦渊盯着火焰和研究员的互动,莫名感觉有些不舒服,脑中自动将研究员替换成自己,耐心安抚火焰,轻轻抚摸“它”的背脊,小心翼翼为“它”扎针,“它”会用腹鳍拍打自己的手臂,还会用脑袋碰触他的胸口……

Qin Yuan stared at Flames’ and the researcher’s interaction, feeling strangely unhappy about it. He mentally exchanged the researcher with himself, patiently comforting blaze and gently stroking “its” back, carefully giving “it” a shot, and “it” would use “its” fin to slap his arm and use “its” head to touch his chest…

想着想着,秦渊突然觉得做一名海豚饲养员简直太幸福了。可惜,他根本不会游泳,注定无法胜任这项工作。

Letting that thought wind around his mind, Qin Yuan suddenly felt that being a dolphin keeper was simply paradise. But it was a pity that he could not swim, so he was foreordained to not be qualified for that line of work.

尚可扎完针,感觉秦渊的心情似乎不太好,于是扬起尾巴,甩出一片水花。

After Shang Ke was done with being stuck with a needle, he sensed that Qin Yuan’s mood was a bit low. So he raised his head and tail and made a splash in his direction.

成功吸引秦渊的注意力后,他立刻游动起来,在水里跳了一支奇怪的圈圈舞,然后又冲出水面,来一个高难度后空翻。最后将脑袋从水里探出来,笑眯眯地望着他:怎么样?小爷跳得不错吧?有没有一种惊为天豚的感觉?求微笑,求撒花,求点赞!

After he successfully drew Qin Yuan’s attention, he immediately started to move. He danced a strange circle dance in the water, then broke through the water and made an extremely difficult backward somersault. Finally, he poked his head out of water, beaming at him: How is it? This Lord performs pretty well right? Have you started feeling like dolphins are your gods yet? Please give me a smile, some flowers and likes!

TL Note: Like on a facebook post or something, liking their posts.

秦渊:……为什么好像知道“它”表达的是什么意思?

Qin Yuan: …Why do I feel like I know what “it” is expressing?

“很不错。”秦渊的语气毫无波澜,但眼神却透着柔和,身上的冷气荡然无存。

“Very good.” Qin Yuan’s tone was very steady, but his eyes showed gentleness and the cold aura on his body disappeared without a trace.

尚可荡漾地在水里游了几圈,然后用眼神勾搭他:要不要下来游游?可以享受独一无二的海豚三陪哦~~

Shang Ke swam a few circles in the water as a hint, then used his eyes to charm him: Want to come down and swim with me? You can enjoy a special service of playing with two dolphins~

秦渊突然觉得脚下的海水充满诱惑,很想跳下去试试。

Qin Yuan suddenly felt that the seawater was full of attraction, he really wanted to try jumping down.

上天似乎有意满足他这个要求,身后有人不小心撞了他一下,直接将他撞进了水中。

The heavens seem to intent to satisfy his request, as someone behind accidently bumped into him, pushing him into the water.

“啊,BOSS!”秦渊的助理大惊失色,刚才他看火焰的表演看得太专心,凑近时脚下一个踉跄,正好撞到了秦渊。

“Ah, Boss!” Qin Yuan’s assistant turned pale with fright. He had placed all his attention onto watching Flames perform and lost his balance when he tried to get a closer look, causing him to bump and push Qin Yuan into the pool.

秦渊不会游泳的事情,整座基地的人都知道,所以在他刚刚落水不久,立刻有好几个跳下去救人。

The entire base knows that Qin Yuan cannot swim, so the moment he fell, several people jumped down to save him.

然而,等他们下水后,却看到秦渊被海豚“劫”走了!

However, when they got down into the water, what they saw was Qin Yuan being “taken away” by the dolphin!

尚可见秦渊掉下来,兴奋得不行,第一时间冲过去,钻到他身下,托着他就游出了老远。

Shang Ke was charged with excitement when he saw Qin Yuan hit the water. In moments he had rushed over and dove under his body, propping him and swimming away with him.

秦渊狠狠呛了几口水,等他稳定心神,才发现自己正趴在火焰的背上,身体一半在水上,一半在水下,整个人好像在水面上漂行。接着,火焰偏头朝他叫了一声,然后一个纵跃,冲进了水下。

Qin Yuan harshly choked on a few mouthful of water, when he steady his state of mind, he finally noticed that he was lying on Flames back, half of his body above water while the other half was still in it. He looked as if he was drifting on water.

秦渊抱住火焰的身体,屏住呼吸,任由“它”托着自己游走。秦渊缓缓睁开眼,眼前是一片碧蓝的水,波光闪耀,无数小鱼在身边游过,如同一个幻彩的世界。

Qin Yuan held onto Flames’ body, calming his breathing and letting “it” take him where “it” chose. Qin Yuan slowly opened his eyes, dark blue waters rippling in front of his eyes, the gleaming waves and the countless small fishes swimming by him. It was like a world of fantasy,

过了一会,尚可又托着他浮出水面。等他呼吸片刻后,又带他回到水下。秦渊察觉到火焰的用心,紧张的心情逐渐平复,身体也开始放松,一手攀附着“它”的背鳍,任自己在水中浮动,跟着“它”在水下畅游。

After a while, Shang Ke carried him back up to the surface. After he took a couple breaths, he was once again brought back down into the water. Qin Yuan sensed Flames’ carefulness and his nervous state gradually calmed. He relaxed and grabbed onto “its” dorsal fin, allowing himself to float and drift in the water, following “it” to wander the underwater world.

自从九岁时被水淹过一次后,秦渊便再也没有学过游泳。除去对水的恐惧,原来水下的世界并没有他想象中那么可怕。

Ever since he was nearly drowned at age nine, Qin Yuan never tried to learn how to swim again. Now that he threw his fear of water away, the water world was not as frightening as he expected.

这时,小海豚海浪也游了过来,对秦渊趴在火焰身上的动作十分不满,忿忿地朝他撞来。

At this moment, small dolphin Waves also swam over. He was very unhappy with Qin Yuan lying on Flames, so he bumped into him.

秦渊被撞得腰身一疼,下意识抱住尚可。

Qin Yuan’s waist pained from the bump and he subconsciously held onto Shang Ke tighter.

尚可的身体在水中盘旋,带着秦渊向上游去,一人一豚缠绕在一起,在碧蓝的海水的波光中,勾勒出妙曼的身姿。

Shang Ke’s body circled in the water, with Qin Yuan in tow, he headed for the surface. One man and dolphin tangled together and made a beautiful scene under the dark blue sea water and gleaming waves.

下水营救的人员见到这一幕,心中忍不住赞叹,原本还担心秦渊遇到危险,如今看来,他和海豚玩得还挺嗨的嘛。

The staff members who went down into the water to save Qin Yuan all exclaimed in admiration in their hearts. They had been worried that Qin Yuan would be in danger, but now it looks like he was playing pretty happily with the dolphin in the water.

尚可将秦渊送回岸边,有脑袋蹭了蹭他的脸颊:好不好玩?以后等你学会游泳,咱们可以多换几种姿势玩。

Shang Ke delivered Qin Yuan to the shore and rubbed his head against Qin Yuan’s cheek: Is it fun? After you learn how to swim, we can change postures and play some more.

秦渊望着怀中的火焰,暗暗将学习游泳提上了日程。

Qin Yuan looked down at Flames in his arms and mentally pushed up the priority for learning how to swim.

几天后,秦渊穿着泳衣站在海边,对尚可认真道:“我学会游泳了,相信不用多久,我就会成为一名合格的海豚饲养员。”

A couple days later, Qin Yuan wore a swimsuit as he stood next to the pool and earnestly told Shang Ke, “I learned how to swim, I believe that I will become a qualified dolphin keeper soon.”

尚可惊奇地望着他,几天就学会游泳了?

Shang Ke looked at him in amazement, he learned how to swim in just a few days?

他朝水中央游了游,然后回头朝他叫了几声:来,让我看看你学习游泳的成果。

He swam toward the center of the pool, then turned back and called a few times: Come, let me take a look at the result of your swimming training.

秦渊二话不说,纵身跳进了水中。

Qin Yuan did not beat around the bush and leaped straight into the water.

岸上的崔博士、助理以及其他工作人员,全是一脸懵逼。

Dr. Cui, the assistant and the other staff members ashore all had a stupefied look.

素来衣着整齐、严肃刻板的秦渊,居然穿着泳衣跳进水里和海豚玩耍去了。这画面太美,他们有些不敢看……

The usually tidy, well-dressed, severe and stiff Qin Yuan… was actually wearing a swimsuit and jumped into the water to play with the dolphins. The scene was just so beautiful, they somewhat didn’t dare to look at it…

当天,自称学会游泳的秦先生,在游了一个小时后,因为抽筋脱力,被众人从水里捞出来,然后火急火燎地送进了医院。

That day, Mr. Qin who claimed that he had learned how to swim, after swimming for an hour, was fished up from the water and sent urgently to the hospital due to a cramp.

尚可:他的男人不可能这么脆弱……

Shang Ke: It’s impossible for his man to be so weak…

SnowTime: People who read the raws should know that the small dolphin is referred to as ‘it’ as we generally do with animals, but I know it’s male soooo…. Technically he is like another Pupu when you think about it. Shang Ke’s second adopted child? XD



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58 thoughts on “[HDS] Chapter 65: I Am Not A Merman (II)

    • ……. did you know that this novel is still being translated? The chapters with chinese characters are the unedited chapters (which we stalk) and without the chinese characters are the edited chapters that are properly released by snow (with announcement)…….
      …… So, now be patient and join our camp! We have 🍟 🍕 🥪 🥙 🌮 🌯 🥗 🥘 🥫🍰 🎂 🍮 🍭 🍬 🍫 🍿 🍙🥐 🍩 🍪🥩 🍗 🍖 🍏 🍎 🍐 🍊 🍋 🍌 🍉 🍇 🍓 🍈 🍒 🍑 🍍🧀☕️ 🍵 🥤 🍶 🍺 🍻 🥂 🍷 🥃 🍸 🍹 🍾, choose~
      Currently we are discussing if this arc will have bestiality or not!

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  1. Well “eat” don’t have to be literal especially if Shang Ke managed to turn into human/mermaind? merdolphin ? phinpeople? Dolman?
    Anyway Thanks for the new chapter! Snow-sama you are the best!!

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  2. Nobody says:

    Is there a way to read ahead? Right now, I want to read this chapter, but all I see is a teaser. I am wonder how some people are read this chapter. Where do I need to pay?

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    • Rose says:

      I finally looked up what the hell “orz” meant when I saw it in your post. It was the final straw. I must KNOW!
      Never in a million years would I have thought it was an emoticon. orz

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  3. Lurking fish says:

    We have come to point where we question if it’s bestiality or fluff all the way. Let us light a candle for our fallen moral integrity.
    On another point Viva La dolphins !!!

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  4. why do i feel like this arc will be sad. Actualy all of them are sad i don’t want to read anymore
    (*꒦ິ⌓꒦ີ) but still want to see more
    this is a hard decision。。。
    yeah still camping nah not camping i’m gonna build a home🏠 when new chap come i will transport my home there too this is more reliable(* ̄︶ ̄)

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  5. I’m so excited!!
    It feels like it’s been a year since I started this novel. I wonder how many chapters are left?
    I can wait.
    _:(´ཀ`」 ∠):

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  6. stubpop says:

    ive finally reached the end. i kept seeing people pitch their tents and now im one of them. Im not pitching a tent here tho. i’m bringing along a trailer truck with my tiny home inside 🚛🚛🚛. I’m here for the long haul and disassembling tents 🏕️🏕️🏕️ are a hassle. Thanks for the hard work!!!! I’m really questioning how he’s gonna get eaten and make it heroic 😭😭😭 We are on the easy round now, right???

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    • chiyooo says:

      c-c-can i use your kitchen and make, make some..some cream puffs??

      le old me finished all the sweets on me tent….

      *points at tent on the verge of falling and empty snacks and trash laying around*

      hehehe i’ll clean it….

      someday…(;´・`)>

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    • Reading Angel says:

      I’m currently in the process of building my tiny house on wheels so I still have to set up tents~ So can I borrow your shower….. m(>.<)m

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  7. Meiyap says:

    Become human food..?
    Maybe the human race will experience famine and they’ll have to eat him?
    Maybe ML and him will get stranded. A lake like area for him and an island for ML. After that, he would use himself as food for ML? But how will he cut himself.
    Maybe the disease that affected dolphins will spread towards humans and they’ll have to eat him to be cured?
    I can’t think of anymore situations.

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    • ……. did you know that this novel is still being translated? The chapters with chinese characters are the unedited chapters (which we stalk) and without the chinese characters are the edited chapters that are properly released by snow (with announcement)…….
      …… So, now be patient and join our camp! We have 🍟 🍕 🥪 🥙 🌮 🌯 🥗 🥘 🥫🍰 🎂 🍮 🍭 🍬 🍫 🍿 🍙🥐 🍩 🍪🥩 🍗 🍖 🍏 🍎 🍐 🍊 🍋 🍌 🍉 🍇 🍓 🍈 🍒 🍑 🍍🧀☕️ 🍵 🥤 🍶 🍺 🍻 🥂 🍷 🥃 🍸 🍹 🍾, choose~
      Currently we are discussing if this arc will have bestiality or not!

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  8. winteriaice says:

    I just came back from the spoiler forum… this arc rips my heart more than any other arc so far… *patiently awaits the torture as chapters are being translated* Hopefully we’ll hit the redo arcs soon…

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  9. nimblebubbles says:

    Can a dolphin still survive with the smallest bits of them…not with them anymore? Like how nails are to us, or hair

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  10. I saw there was text and was so excited for a new chapter I went and reread the past two in preparation, only to see it was 4/11 pages. (╥﹏╥)

    My theory: he’s going to use the ship figure to teach the little one to run away and the shark one to teach him dolphin punch!

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  11. hiraya says:

    Hm. So MC is full fish all the time?
    I was expecting merman *sigh*
    This can only end in pain or bestiality…

    Thank you for translating!!!

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