After Pei Feng took Jiang Doudou home, he placed Doudou on the first floor and fed the dog his favorite canned meat. During this period, Pei Feng almost always took care of Doudou’s three daily meals and the cans of various flavors never ran out. Therefore, Jiang Doudou was very affectionate to him. The two of them had long become brothers… no, father and son.
Pei Feng was happy to help his master take care of the puppy. Then he took Doudou to the community for a walk after feeding.
At 1 o’clock in the morning, Pei Feng opened the mobile app and searched for his master’s flight. The flight had arrived on time, so he sent a message and asked, “Master, have you arrived? Is anyone coming to pick you up?”
Jiang Shaoyu walked out of the airport with his backpack. He was just about to get in the car when he saw the greeting message from Pei Feng.
Jiang Shaocheng, who came to pick him up in person, looked at him and asked in a low voice. “It is so late. Who sent you a message?”
Jiang Shaoyu said casually, “A colleague.” He lowered his head and replied, “I’m here. My brother is picking me up. How is Doudou?”
“Don’t worry. He is quite comfortable in his new home. He has already started doing parkour all over the house.”
This was followed by a video of Jiang Doudou jumping up and down in the villa.
Seeing how lively the little guy was, Jiang Shaoyu couldn’t help smiling slightly. “That’s good. Please take care of him for a few days.”
Jiang Shaocheng looked suspiciously at his brother in the rearview mirror. In his impression, Jiang Shaoyu rarely smiled. He always had a serious and indifferent look. When he was a child, he was worried that Jiang Shaoyu had a facial nerve problem.
Later, he learned that Jiang Shaoyu had such a personality. He didn’t like to play or smile. He was as calm as an intelligent AI when dealing with everything.
He still remembered when Jiang Shaoyu suddenly differentiated into an omega when eating out. Most people would panic and be scared when encountering such an unexpected situation. But Jiang Shaoyu wasn’t afraid at all and always remained calm.
Not only did his pheromones attack the alphas around him crazily, but out of disgust for alphas, he knocked several alphas close to him to the ground. Then he said calmly, “I’m sorry, I will compensate you for your medical expenses. Please stay away from me.”
By the time Jiang Shaocheng received the call and rushed to the scene, the surroundings were in a mess. Several alphas who wanted to get close to Jiang Shaoyu were beaten until their faces were bruised. They looked at him like they were looking at a devil. Jiang Shaoyu sat alone in the corner. His back was soaked with sweat and his body was trembling.
But his eyes were as calm and sharp as usual. He was like a beast with barbs all over his body to protect himself.
Jiang Shaocheng felt extremely distressed and rushed over to help his brother up. He called an ambulance to take him to the hospital.
The alphas who were beaten all had skin injuries. Jiang Shaocheng compensated them for their medical expenses. Several people expressed their understanding. After all, omegas did have situations where they suddenly differentiated. Aggressive omegas like Jiang Shaoyu were extremely rare. Today was an eye-opener for them.
Jiang Shaocheng recalled the scene where his younger brother went abroad alone. He had been a bit sad. He was too busy with work and had a family, so he couldn’t always take care of Jiang Shaoyu. For his proud and cold brother, who knew when he would find someone willing to understand him and take care of him?
Jiang Shaocheng sighed and whispered, “If you really find someone you like, I will definitely support your decision. However, Pei Feng is still young, and his ideas aren’t mature enough. Maybe it is the impulse of a young man. He thinks that a master-apprentice relationship is quite interesting. That is why he is so passionate about you. After this passion cools down, he will realize he doesn’t love you any longer. Then wouldn’t it be embarrassing if you break up?”
Jiang Shaoyu looked at his brother. “I know. That is why I didn’t agree to him. He is still young and will think clearly when he calms down.”
Jiang Shaocheng smiled. “That’s good. You haven’t been in love before. It is better to be cautious.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded. “Yes, I’m not interested in falling in love either.”
Once the car started, Jiang Shaoyu’s phone lit up again. “I won’t disturb Master. You can go home and rest early. I’ll take care of Doudou and wait for you to come back. Good night~”
Jiang Shaoyu replied, “Good night.”
He put away his phone and looked out the window. Xing City in the early morning was as prosperous as he remembered. There were busy streets and various colored neon lights flashing on high-rise buildings. He chose the evening flight, and his parents wouldn’t come until tomorrow. His home in Xing City was vacant all year round, and everyone was very busy. In order to get together with the whole family these days, his older brother had given up a lot of work.
Calculating it carefully, he hadn’t seen his parents for five years.
Jiang Shaoyu was silent all the way, and Jiang Shaocheng didn’t bother him. It was already 1:#0 in the morning when the car arrived at home.
Once the door opened, the lights turned on. A young man in thin pajamas was sitting on the sofa.
This man had a delicate appearance. After seeing Jiang Shaoyu, he immediately showed a gentle smile. He walked forward quickly and said, “Ah Yu is back? Long time no see.”
Jiang Shaoyu called out in a low voice, “Brother Yan.”
The male omega in front of him was named Xu Yan. He was the chief fashion designer of Jiang Shaocheng’s company. He had a very gentle personality and a good temper. He grew up with Jiang Shaocheng as childhood sweethearts. The two of them had a deep relationship, and the parents on both sides knew each other well. When Jiang Shaoyu was young, his older brother often took him to Xu Yan’s house to play.
After they reached adulthood, one of them differentiated into an alpha and the other into an omega. Their parents set an engagement for them.
For Jiang Shaocheng, this type of marriage was the best choice. The two families helped each other and joined forces.
Meanwhile, Jiang Shaoyu was different. He had no interest in running the company. The alphas in the circle had no common language with him. This was why he wasn’t interested at all when his older brother said that he would introduce alphas to him.
Xu Yan smiled. “Congratulations. World champions. You are really amazing.”
Jiang Shaoyu replied, “Thank you.”
Xu Yan looked at Jiang Shaocheng. “Mom and Dad won’t arrive until noon tomorrow. Let Ah Yu go back to his room to rest first.”
“Okay. I’ll take Ah Yu to the room on the second floor.” Jiang Shaocheng finished speaking and looked at his brother. “After you left, your room has been kept and is very clean.”
Jiang Shaoyu nodded and headed to his bedroom with his luggage.
This was where he grew up. Every detail was full of memories. There was also a photo album in his drawer that recorded his changes over the years. From the age of 1 to the age of 17, a photo would be taken every year on his birthday. This stopped abruptly when he was 18 years old.
He sometimes wondered about what would’ve happened if he had differentiated into an alpha instead of an omega and didn’t suffer from the ‘pheromone disorder.’ Then the ACE team wouldn’t have disbanded. He would’ve continued to lead ACE in the professional league and go to the World Series with his teammates.
It was a pity that there were no ifs in this world. He had been away from the e-sports circle for five years. He was now back as a coach, which was a novel experience. Thinking of the good young talents who grew up under his guidance, he felt that it was meaningful for him to be a coach.
Xiao Mo, Xia Xia, Hua Ran, Binbin, and Xueyao were the first batch of newcomers he brought out. In the future, there would be a second and third batch to be coached and help cultivate more talents in the Chinese e-sports circle. This was also good.
Jiang Shaoyu took a shower, turned around, and fell asleep.
At noon the next day, Father Jiang and Mother Jiang returned from abroad together. The two of them had retired a long time ago and left the company to their oldest son, Jiang Shaocheng. They had traveled around in the past few years and lived a happy life.
After a few years, he was a bit awkward when meeting his family again.
His mother’s eyes were moist. She took the initiative to come over and hug Jiang Shaoyu. Her voice was choked up with sobs as she said, “Ah Yu, it has been hard these past few years, hasn’t it?”
Jiang Shaoyu looked calm. “It’s okay.”
Father Jiang coughed lightly. “Okay, let’s go into the house and speak.”
The family entered the house and sat down. Xu Yan took the initiative to adjust the atmosphere. “Mom, Dad, you must be tired after flying for so long, right? I have prepared lunch. Why don’t you eat at home today? Everyone can try my cooking.”
Mother Jiang smiled happily. “Okay! Ah Yan’s cooking skills have always been very good. I haven’t tasted your cooking for a long time.”
His oldest brother and Xu Yan were talking to his parents. Jiang Shaoyu didn’t know what to say. He sat on a corner of the sofa like a statue, looking out of place in this family.
Suddenly, Father Jiang coughed and asked proactively, “Are you feeling better?”
Jiang Shaoyu’s mind returned. “You mean my pheromone disorder?”
Jiang Rong nodded, his expression serious. “Yes. I heard from your uncle that when you were in California, the hospital specially developed a short-acting inhibitor for you. One injection a day can control the pheromones, right?”
Jiang Shaoyu said calmly, “Yes, I inject it on time every day.”
Hearing this, his mother’s eyes instantly turned red. She asked with a distressed look on her face, “Isn’t it very painful to get injections every day? Is there no other way?”
Jiang Rong’s expression was a bit ugly. He was silent for a moment. Then he said in a low voice as if he had made up his mind, “I also heard that the side effects of this injection are quite big. If you can find a matching alpha to mark you, you won’t need to receive any more injections. Isn’t this the case?”
It seemed that his father had gone to California and consulted about his condition in detail. Jiang Shaoyu had been seeing a doctor in California for several years, and his uncle was very clear about his condition. It wasn’t difficult to find out this information. However, Jiang Rong probably didn’t know that his son had been marked twice by an alpha called Pei Feng.
Jiang Shaoyu said calmly, “That’s it.”
Jiang Rong said, “Since finding an alpha to marry can solve the problem, let’s find one. There are so many excellent alphas. I don’t want to see you get injections every day and suffer. Starting tomorrow, you can go on blind dates.”
Jiang Shaoyu’s expression stiffened slightly. “What?”
Jiang Rong said seriously, “I mean, go on blind dates and pick an alpha you like to get married as soon as possible.”
His mother, Qin Hui, smiled and said, “Yes. Our Ah Yu isn’t young any longer. It is time to consider life-long events. The son of Uncle Chen’s family is the same age as you, and he grew up with you as children. Do you still remember it? He studied medicine abroad and is now a doctor at the cardiac surgery department of the People’s Hospital. A doctor must be very good at taking care of people. Our two families also know each other well. Why don’t you meet tomorrow?”
Jiang Shaoyu said in an expressionless manner, “I won’t go>’
Jiang Rong frowned. “You don’t like doctors? Ah Cheng, do you know any single alphas?”
Jiang Shaocheng hurriedly made a recommendation. “Uncle Yang’s son studies finance. He is a good friend of mine, has no bad hobbies, has a calm personality, and is very good at taking care of others. He is four years older than Ah Yu, and he happens to be in Xing City now. Do you want to meet him, Ah Yu?”
Jiang Shaoyu had a splitting headache. He looked at his parents and his older brother and said calmly, “I don’t want to be in a relationship and go on blind dates, let alone get married. I would rather take inhibitors every day. I appreciate your kindness. My pheromones are now under very good control. Don’t worry.”
Jiang Shaocheng wanted to continue, but Jiang Shaoyu said indifferently, “Don’t persuade me. I didn’t return home this time for blind dates. If you continue to look for blind dates for me like this, I will go back tomorrow.”
He still had the same temper.
To be honest, no one could force him to do anything.
Xu Yan eased the atmosphere from the side. “Ahem, I don’t think there is any need to worry. Ah Yu isn’t even 25 years old yet. Since the inhibitor is useful, we can slowly help him find a suitable alpha. Marriage still depends on fate.”
Jiang Rong was silent for a moment before saying, “Okay. You and Ah Cheng should help take a look and pay attention if appropriate.”
Xu Yan smiled. “I don’t think it should necessarily be limited to the people we know. Ah Yu is now the coach of the world champions. Coaches and players in the same circle as him can also be considered, right?”
Jiang Shaocheng heard this and a face suddenly flashed in his mind.
The 20 year old young man had a bright smile. He followed Jiang Shaoyu and called him Master affectionately. Once after the game, he hugged Jiang Shaoyu in front of so many people.
Jiang Shaocheng retorted, “It is better for us to find someone we know. The children who play e-sports have colorful hair and only have the game in their minds. They look unreliable at first glance. If Ah Yu finds an e-sports player, he will need to take care of them instead.”
Jiang Shaoyu frowned in a displeased manner. “Are you prejudiced against e-sports players? What’s wrong with young people dyeing their hair? Do they have to be in suits and ties to be considered reliable in your eyes?”
Jiang Shaocheng explained, “I don’t care about those with colored hair. I just think Pei Feng isn’t suitable for you.”
Their parents were stunned.
Jiang Rong asked vigilantly, “Who is Pei Feng?”
Jiang Shaocheng realized that he had slipped up. He coughed and explained, “The captain of the national team and Ah Yu’s apprentice.”
Xu Yan asked curiously, “He is the MVP player of the World Series, right? Isn’t he very good? I see that he has 90 million followers on Weibo and is very popular. Is there something going on between him and Ah Yu?”
Jiang Shaoyu flatly denied it. “It is nothing. Last time, my older brother went to the national team’s base. There was some misunderstanding between him and Xiao Pei. He just doesn’t like Xiao Pei.”
He didn’t want to dwell on this annoying topic any longer. He got up and said, “I’m going out for a walk.”
Jiang Shaoyu turned around to leave, and there was an awkward silence in the room.
The family looked at each other. Apprentice? What was this situation? Could it be that Ah Yu had a unique taste and liked someone younger than himself?