Chapter 71: I Am Not A Merman (VIII)
Qin Yuan sat by the shore as he watched Flames play in the water with Waves, unable to take his gaze away.
Flames’ transformation did not affect his ability to move under water. Like a mermaid, he swam gracefully and freely and it knawed at Qin Yuan’s heart. In the end, he couldn’t keep away from temptation anymore and stripped, leaping into the water to join Flames’ playful figure.
Flames turned his head around and opened up his arms, welcoming his arrival with a smile.
Just when they were about to hug each other, Waves suddenly intercepted and blocked Qin Yuan from continuing the action, glaring at Qin Yuan like a predator.
Qin Yuan did not heed Waves’ action and grabbed Shang Ke’s hand and kissed him with Waves between them. Waves angrily waved his head at being squeezed between the two. After doing his best to wiggle, he finally separated the two.
Qin Yuan’s face was unpleasant, but Shang Ke was still full of smiles and his gaze gentle. His soft hair lightly drifted with the waves and appeared as if he came out of a dream.
Qin Yuan deeply felt that the Flames in water was the most beautiful Flames. For his entire life, he wished to do everything he can and protect this ocean for him.
Shang Ke placated Waves who was overtaken by jealousy, then while Waves wasn’t paying attention, sneaked a kiss on Qin Yuan’s face as complement for the kiss that was just interrupted.
Qin Yuan’s heart lit up with passion and he wished he could pull Flames over to thoroughly love him. But he wasn’t certain if Flames was willing to “mate” with him. After all, kissing was just a way of expressing their friendliness to dolphins and did not meant he was treating him as a partner.
That night, Shang Ke was holding a dolphin pillow while sitting on the bed, very innocently staring at Qin Yuan who was only clad in a towel. He could tell from just looking at this near-naked appearance that he wanted to share a bed with him. But thinking about the racial different, Qin Yuan was also worried that he would scare him so he did not display his intentions too blatanly.
But Shang Ke knew him for so many lives, how could he be deceived by his stern and serious face? In order to defend the dignity of dolphins, Shang Ke felt that he should be more reserved. Patience gives great rewards, when he can’t hold back anymore, he will take him down in one move.
Shang Ke buried his face into the soft pillow and praised himself for his quick-wit.
However, he still underestimated Qin Yuan’s integrity as the man asked, “Flames, there’s a tub in my bathroom, do you want to play with water?”
Shang Ke: “……” Don’t think that dolphins are that easy to deceive! Playing with water so late at night, your drive is really strong.
However, as a pure white lotus, Shang Ke still agreed. He followed after the big bad wolf into the bathroom utterly defenseless.
Raising his hands, he allowed Qin Yuan to strip him, revealing himself under his painfully heated gaze. Although his body in this life was a bit thin, he was well proportioned and his skin fair and soft. Even he was about to emit bubbles of happiness from how beautiful he was.
Shang Ke plunged into the tub and cheerfully splashed around. Qin Yuan followed him in and helped him wash his hair and back very gently with the greatest possible consideration.
Shang Ke laid on the edge of the tub, narrowing his eyes in comfort as he allowed Qin Yuan to rub him all over. He thought to himself, was this guy really so upstanding or would he lose control and do him on the spot?
While thinking of that, he suddenly felt the large hands on his body moving dishonestly, wavering between his chest and waist. A hot body stuck closely to his back, revealing his desire without any qualm.
By Flames’ side, Qin Yuan did not need to pretend. He only wished Flames could accept him, approve of him and be his.
“Flames…” Qin Yuan’s lips nibbled on Shang Ke’s neck, his warm breath tickled his skin, giving rise to a faint tingling feeling.
Qin Yuan turned Shang Ke around, stepped between his thighs, held his waist and deeply kissed him.
Shang Ke was kissed until he lost all of his strength. He thought to himself, someone’s kissing technique was getting better and better with each life, was this sort of skill accumulated and hereditory?
Mixed between heavy pants, Shang Ke was steadily opened up by someone. What being reserved, what resisting temptation, it all turned into smoke by his lover’s passionate offense.
Qin Yuan just wanted to have him get familiar with such contacts at first. But with each more intimating touch, he lost himself in estascy. When Flames relaxed, he instinctually went for the back entrance and aggressively pushed into the depths…
The physical strength of a dolphin was truly extraodinary, despite a whole night of passion, he was back to full health from just resting two hours. On the contrary, Qin Yuan was still sleeping like a log. He didn’t know if it was because he over did it or he was too satisfied, anyway, Shang Ke wiggled around in the bed for half a day and still wasn’t able to wake him up.
Nothing he could do about it. Shang Ke got up by himself, wore a random shirt, washed his face then slipped on slippers and lightly stepped out of the room.
Arriving at the kitchen, Shang Ke browsed the freezer and found a lot of ingrediants in there. Some he had seen before, others he had not. He took out those he hadn’t seen before and started up the virtual cookbook, using it to check the directions and began cooking.
Shang Ke who was engrossed in cooking did not notice that Qin Yuan had quietly entered the kitchen and was watching at the door. He stared at the cute appearance of a busily cooking and checking the cookbook Shang Ke.
Shang Ke only wore a large size shirt, revealing his slender legs that still held purple traces. The traces were most obvious and concentrated on the inner side of the thighs.
Qin Yuan’s gaze darken with lust and he slowly walked over to him, circling his waist with his hands and huskily spoke, “Good morning.”
Shang Ke was immersed in the joy of cooking and did not heed him. He used his elbow to push his stomach, hinting at him to go to the side and wait. Don’t bother him unless it was important.
Director Qin was who was ignored could only retreat as he was told, obediently standing there like a beautiful human statue.
Soon after, the fragrant smell of food filled his nose and Qin yuan was flabbergasted to find the food cooked by Shang Ke was unexpectedly beautiful. When he saw him using the cookbook, he had thought his interest was piped and he just wanted to learn how humans cooked. The cookbook had directions, but Qin Yuan did not expect him to actually be able to understand them. But he was actually able to cook such wonderful food on his first try, this was truly beyond shocking.
Qin Yuan decided to spend two hours every day to teach him all sorts of knowledge. Based on his ability to learn and emulate, his intelligence is not lower than normal humans.
Shang Ke arranged the food on the table one by one, then waved Qin Yuan over to eat.
Qin Yuan made the determination to finish the food even if it’s disgusting in his heart, only to find the food was actually very delicious once he tried it. It was comparable to a master chef.
Qin Yuan deeply felt that he had struck gold. He actually found a famous dolphin that can cook well and go to bed with.
TL Note: It all actually rhymes but that’s impossible in English.
Shang Ke maintained human form for three days straight. In the daytime, he stayed with Waves, at night, sleep with Qin Yuan. His life was very satisfying. After completing the main mission, the pressure on Shang Ke was greatly relieved. He planned to live freely first then think about the additional misison.
However, Flames has been missing for several days, how could the research institute people ignore it? They requested Qin Yuan to call back Flames as soon as possible, otherwise, they will investigate his legal responsibilities.
They urgently want to research the genes of dolphins. With every single experiment with other animals, they have obtained joyful results. They firmly believe that the crucial piece to solving humanity’s crisis can be found on dolphins.
If Flames continues to be unavailable, then they will likely set their gaze onto Waves.
Qin Yuan did not hide it form Shang Ke, nor did he request anything from him. But Shang Ke knew that they had to address this problem sooner or later.
Very late that night, Shang Ke woke Qin Yuan up and pulled him out for a walk.
“Flames, were are you planning to go so late?” Qin Yuan asked.
Shang Ke did not reply, he just diligently walked forward. Once they reached the electronic door, he had Qin Yuan unlock it.
After walking for a while, Qin Yuan realized where they were heading and asked in confusion, “The laboratory is ahead, why are you going there?”
The two of them entered the laboratory and the lamp instantly flickered on once it detected movement. Shang Ke walked next to the equipment and indicated Qin Yuan to go there.
Qin Yuan’s face was still puzzled as he walked next to him. His confusion lasted until Shang Ke extended his arm and picked up the blood drawing tools. He asked in surprise, “Are you trying to…?”
Shang Ke calmly stared at him, the meaning clear for him to see. He wanted Qin Yuan to extract experimental samples from him.
The researchers just wanted to figure out how to solve their fertility problem by experimenting with his genes. As long as there are enough experiement material, restricting Flames’ freedom or not wasn’t important anymore. At least it wouldn’t be important short term.
Qin Yuan clearly understood Flames’ intent and was deeply touched by his complete trust and sacrifical intentions. But how could he have the heart to do it?
“Qin Yuan…” In the quiet laboratory, a soft voice suddenly called out.
Qin Yuan’s heart shook and he spun around to stare at Shang Ke, “You… said my name just now?”
Shang Ke smiled and said it again, “Qin Yuan.”
Qin Yuan hugged him, surprise and happiness taking over his face as he spoke, “Say it again.”
“Haha.” Qin Yuan felt that hearing his name being spoken by Flames was beyond pleasurable, it could take away his soul right now.
“Qin Yuan, let’s mate?”
Qin Yuan: “……” Isn’t the subject chaning too fast?
“We wasted a lot of experiement material every night in the room.”
Shang Ke’s fluency with the human language was becoming better and better these days, but the main points that took Qin Yuan’s attention were the words ‘mate’ and ‘experiment material’.
He asked hesitantly, “Your so-called ‘experiment material’ is…”
Qin Yuan: “……”
Shang Ke was very conscious about being an experiment product. Ever since he turned into a human, he had been wondering if the addtional mission might have something to do with the dolphin’s genes.
Rather than letting other people come do him, or let Waves be used as experiment, it was better for him to take the initiative and offer it.
Waves was different from him. He has the thought process of a human and will not become depressed due to conflicting feelings. Waves was more sensititve, if he was forced to do something he wasn’t willing to, then he might feel very unwell and could even endanger his life.
Sacrificing himself for Waves, that should be within the ‘heroic’ category.
Qin Yuan did not react at all, and Shang Ke thought to himself, could it be that he was too shocking?
He very sincerely looked at Qin Yuan and calmly spoke, “If you aren’t willing to…”
He had not even finished speaking as he watched Qin Yuan suddenly switch off all the survillance and lighting equipment, leaving behind only the lit image frame. He held Shang Ke and gently placed him on the experiement table.
“Flames, are you ready? I’m about to start the experiment…” Qin Yuan nibbled on his nape and huskily spoke.
In the dusky light, two fiery bodies gradually overlapped with each other, responsibly and diligently ‘gathering’ material for experiment…