The car fell quiet after the marking was completed. Their chaotic breathing could clearly be heard.
Pei Feng’s ears were red and he was obviously embarrassed to face his master. Jiang Shaoyu’s expression also wasn’t very normal
In the ABO word, a temporary mark was second only to a thorough mark when it came to an intimate ‘se*ual act.’ Some traditional alphas and omegas would complete the temporary mark only after they were engaged. Meanwhile, the two of them hurriedly completed this first act in the car.
Neither of them thought that the important first mark in their life would be done in a closed car.
Jiang Shaoyu took a deep breath to calm down his violent heartbeat. His pheromones had stabilized. Now facing his bewildered apprentice, Jiang Shaoyu felt a bit ashamed to speak. He rubbed his temples and whispered to break the silence, “I was careless. I should’ve brought more inhibitors.”
Pei Feng looked back and stuttered, “Then… then do you still want to go to the base?”
Jiang Shaoyu looked out the window. Was it actually snowing?
Snowflakes fluttered in the air. Under the illumination of the warm street lights, it looked like golden powder falling from the sky. This was the first snow since the beginning of winter in the capital and the temperature outside was very cold. Jiang Shaoyu thought about it and said, “It is snowing and the road is very slippery. Do you have any problems driving?
Pei Feng reassured him. “No problem, I’ve driven many times on snowy days.”
Jiang Shaoyu told him, “Then go to the base to get some inhibitors for backup. I am worried that my pheromones might be unstable.”
It was the first time he was marked by an alpha. Jiang Shaoyu wasn’t sure if there would be any problems with the follow-up. Getting some inhibitors was double insurance.
Pei Feng heard this and opened the door. He got out of the car, walked to the driver’s seat and started the car.
Along the way, the two of them didn’t speak again. They were thinking their own thoughts.
The snowy road was slippery and Pei Feng couldn’t drive too fast. After 25 minutes, the car finally drove to the dormitory building of the national E-sports Park.
Jiang Shaoyu had no strength and was a bit sleepy. He looked up and whispered, “Xiao Pei, I live in Room 404 and the door lock code is 123456. There are inhibitors in the bedside table of the bedroom. Help me grab 20 of them.”
Pei Feng responded positively and quickly went upstairs to get the medicine.
Jiang Shaoyu looked at the snow outside the window and remembered the scene of being hugged by Pei Feng and having the back of his neck intimately bitten. He couldn’t help his ears becoming a bit red. How could he let his apprentice do such a thing when he was a master. It was too unethical.
Xiao Pei was so simple. He was inexplicably asked by his master for a mark and encountered a very aggressive omega.
Hopefully he didn’t leave a psychological shadow on the alpha.
Jiang Shaoyu thought about it before once again feeling sleepy. He leaned back against his chair and fell asleep.
At this moment, Pei Feng was looking at the three drawers of inhibitors in shock.
The small injections arranged neatly one by one was shocking. He had heard that omegas would inject inhibitors but he had never seen so many of them. His master’s pheromones disorder seemed very troublesome. He had to take injections every day to control it?
Pei Feng’s heart seemed to have been grabbed by a pair of hands.
His master, who had always been cold and proud, was actually suffering from such pain. It was no wonder why he retired in the past. The pheromones disorder probably tortured him a lot.
Pei Feng stepped forward quickly and grabbed 20 medicines. He turned around and headed downstairs, only to find his master was asleep.
He didn’t make a sound to disturb his master. He just silently started the car and drove home.
Heavy snow affected his field of view and the road surface had already started to freeze. Pei Feng drove very slowly and it was 1:30 when he arrived home.
Jiang Shaoyu still hadn’t woken up. Pei Feng went to the back seat, stretched out his arms and hugged his master up horizontally.
He was too thin and very light when carried. Pei Feng carried him all the way to the bedroom, took off his coat and covered him with a quilt.
Pei Feng was in a complicated mood when he saw Jiang Shaoyu sleeping so soundly. He turned around and returned to his bedroom, but he couldn’t sleep at all.
In his mind, he went over the scene of him hugging his master and marking his master over and over again.
His master’s pheromones didn’t have the usual sweetness of omegas. During the process of biting through the glands, the icy mint smell refreshed the mind. Forget losing control. This smell caused Pei Feng to sober up with the frequency of every breath and his senses became exceptionally sharp.
The omega’s glands were bitten by him and the cool smell instantly invaded every pore.
His master’s pheromones were very domineering but this made it completely go to people’s heads.
He couldn’t help wanting to take another bite…
The more Pei Feng thought about it, the more ashamed he became.
In his heart, the master and apprentice relationship between him and Jiang Shaoyu was the purest feeling in the world. He regarded Jiang Shaoyu as an idol when he was younger and embarked on the road of e-sports due to God Wing. He always felt that his master was the most handsome man in the world.
Yet today, he marked his master…
This master and apprentice relationship was no longer pure. It was like a clean white paper had been stained with a variety of colors called ‘desire.’
Pei Feng covered his head with the quilt and forced himself to fall asleep and not think too much.
He had a dream in which Jiang Shaoyu hit him with a whip and said coldly, “Do you dare to mark your master? Too rebellious!”
Pei Feng knelt on a keyboard, prostrated himself and admitted his mistake. “I was wrong, Master. I will go and write a self-criticism.”
Pei Feng, who woke up in the morning: “???”
After other alphas marked an omega, they had dreams that were inappropriate for children.
Did he write a self-criticism in his dreams? What a cruel thing!
Pei Feng went to the bathroom and took a hasty shower. Then he turned around and knocked on the opposite door.
It was already 9 o’clock in the morning. Master should be awake, right? There was no sound in the room but he had the courage to push the door open. He wanted to ask if Jiang Shaoyu was hungry, but he found that Jiang Shaoyu was frowning in discomfort and wrapped tightly in the quilt while shrunk up into a ball. The pillows were soaked with sweat.
Pei Feng took a breath and hurriedly stepped forward. He asked, “Master, what’s wrong with you? Is it uncomfortable?”
Jiang Shaoyu opened his eyes with difficulty and his voice was hoarse. “It seems there is a small fever…”
Pei Feng quickly turned around and said, “I’ll go buy you fever reducing medicine.”
Jiang Shaoyu stopped him. “No. It is just the first time I have been marked by an alpha and I can’t adapt. My body is adjusting itself. Just pour me a glass of water.”
Pei Feng turned around and poured a cup of warm water. He helped Jiang Shaoyu sit up, fed him water and then used the thermometer to measure Jiang Shaoyu’s body temperature. It was 37.5 degrees Celsius, which was a low-grade fever. Pei Feng went to get a clean towel. He wet it with cold water and gently applied it to Jiang Shaoyu’s forehead. “Master, is it better?”
Jiang Shaoyu’s face was flushed. His entire body was hot and cold and his throat seemed to be on fire. The coolness from his forehead made him feel much more comfortable. He struggled to lean against the head of the bed and sat up. He looked at Pei Feng, his voice rarely gentle. “You don’t have to mind too much about last night’s incident. Forget about it.”
Pei Feng was stunned and wondered softly, “Master, do you really not mind?”
Of course he did. Jiang Shaoyu had never been so close to an alpha in many years.
If it was changed to an ordinary alpha and omega, perhaps they could talk about a relationship in an open and honest way.
However, they couldn’t do so.
A master and apprentice relationship itself went against common sense, not to mention that Jiang Shaoyu was the coach of the national team and Pei Feng was a big streamer. It was likely that Xiao Pei would become the main sniper of the national team. If the two of them got together, it would affect Xiao Pei’s reputation.
The best relationship between them… was a master and apprentice relationship.
Jiang Shaoyu thought of this and said calmly, “Just think of it as an accident and both of us can have a clear conscience.”
A clear conscience?
Pei Feng suddenly felt a bit lost when he heard this. His master didn’t mind this matter? It would be the same if it was another alpha? He forced himself to endure the awkwardness in his heart and smiled casually. “It is good that you don’t blame me. I was worried that you would make me write a self-criticism.”
Jiang Shaoyu wondered, “Why should you write a self-criticism about this type of thing?”
“I probably became used to writing it from when I was in ACE?”
Jiang Shaoyu: “……”
He raised his head to look at Pei Feng, just in time to meet Pei Feng’s gaze.
Pei Feng had been tortured and killed by Jiang Shaoyu before worshiping him as a master. He was also ordered by Jiang Shaoyu to write a review and reflection due to the poor performance. His respect for his master was engraved into his mind. Therefore, after last night’s mark, his first reaction was to wonder if he would be criticized by his master.
Seeing his apprentice sitting on the edge of the bed with an innocent expression, Jiang Shaoyu’s heart softened. He reached out and gently touched Pei Feng’s head like he was touching a puppy. “Last night wasn’t your fault. Don’t blame yourself. I’m a bit hungry. Go make me something to eat.”
Pei Feng was stunned.
His master’s fingers were white and slender. They looked very beautiful. They passed through his hair lightly and it was like a weak electric current hit his heart in an instant.
Pei Feng’s heart was beating wildly and he hurriedly said, “Yes, Master. I’ll go make porridge for you.”
He turned and went downstairs, heading into the kitchen to cook.
Jiang Shaoyu looked at his apprentice’s back and withdrew his head with complicated feelings.
In the past, Xiao Pei’s height only reached up to Jiang Shaoyu’s shoulder. Jiang Shaoyu would sometimes touch the head of his apprentice to show encouragement. However, now Pei Feng was already an adult alpha. This head touching action really shouldn’t be done.
Jiang Shaoyu frowned. It was probably due to the effect of the mark? After an alpha and omega’s pheromones were fused, they would become dependent on each other. He looked at Pei Feng today and couldn’t help being soft-hearted. He always felt that his apprentice was very pleasing and cute?
Forget it, don’t think about it too much. Let it pass.
Jiang Shaoyu chased away the thoughts in his mind and leaned against the head of the bed to close his eyes and recuperate.
Today was New Year’s Eve. It should’ve been a lively New Year’s Eve but last night’s mark made Jiang Shaoyu weak and had no energy all day. At noon, he woke up for a moment and Pei Feng brought him some food again.
Pei Feng was worried that his master’s fever would recur and he stayed in the bedroom to take care of his master.
A lot of messages appeared in the ACE 2.0 group.
Ye Zi: Happy New Year!
Xiao Zhou: New Year’s greetings to everyone.
Lao Lin: Happy Spring Festival to everyone!
Sister Yu: I wish you the best of luck in the new year.
Pei Feng also took the initiative to send a red envelope for everyone to grab.
After a moment, Shu Chen came out and said: Where is Brother Yu?
Pei Feng looked at the person lying on the bed and typed: Master isn’t feeling well and he is sleeping.
Everyone was concerned and started asking questions.
“What happened to him?”
”Is he sick?”
”What is the situation with Ah Yu?”
Pei Feng couldn’t directly explain that ‘Master was marked by me. After the omega was marked, he got a fever and became sleepy.’ If this message was sent out, he would probably be dismembered by the ACE group, right? There was Lao Lin’s submachine gun, Brother Zhou’s AK, Ye Zi’s dagger, etc. all waiting for him. After all, in the hearts of everyone in ACE, Brother Yu was a god-like existence. How dare Xiao Pei do this?
Pei Feng coughed lightly and made up an excuse: He has a bad stomach and ate badly.
Yu Mingxiang was one of the few people who knew that Jiang Shaoyu was an omega, but she didn’t think that anything would happen with Xiao Pei and Ah Yu being together. She quickly believed Pei Feng’s explanation and instructed: Is it serious? Xiao Pei, take good care of your master.
Pei Feng said: Don’t worry, I just made some easy to digest porridge for him. Master went to bed after eating.
After chatting for a while, the group went to eat their New Years’ Eve meal.
Pei Feng also went downstairs to prepare the New Year’s Eve meal. He also took Doudou to the courtyard to paste the couplet. He put on a new outfit for Doudou by the way.
His master was in bad spirits today. He definitely wouldn’t be able to eat ribs and chicken thighs.
Pei Feng wrapped some dumplings and cooked four types of vegetable dishes that were light and easy to digest. Then he made a bowl of fish soup with few seasonings.
At 8 o’clock in the evening, the Spring Festival Gala started to be broadcasted on the television.
Pei Feng came upstairs with the dishes. Jiang Shaoyu was sleeping in a daze and he struggled to open his eyes after hearing the footsteps. Pei Feng moved a small table to the side of the bed and set up the dishes and chopsticks. He said softly, “Master, eat.”
He took a step forward and gently tested the other person’s forehead with the back of his hand. “Your fever seems to have receded. Are you still uncomfortable?”
Jiang Shaoyu replied in a hoarse voice, “I’m not uncomfortable. It is just that I don’t have much strength.”
Pei Feng helped him sit up and put a pillow behind him. The movement was very gentle.
He remembered that when he had a cold and got a fever in the ACE team, Jiang Shaoyu had taken good care of him for one night.
Now he was older and could take care of his master.
Jiang Shaoyu didn’t have much energy today, but Doudou was very energetic and circled around Pei Feng.
He wagged his tail next to Jiang Shaoyu and yelled. “Bark bark!”
Jiang Shaoyu looked up and saw that Doudou was wearing a very festive red outfit with the words ‘Happy New Year’ written on it.
Pei Feng followed his gaze and explained with a smile. “The new clothes I bought for Doudou are cute, right?”
Pei Feng opened his mouth. “Doudou said he likes it very much.”
Jiang Shaoyu: “……”
Xiao Pei and Doudou were getting along happily. Doudou wore this outfit and he indeed looked quite festive.
Pei Feng handed him the chopsticks. “Master, come to eat the dumplings. The dumplings I made with three fresh fillings and they have fresh shrimp.”
Jiang Shaoyu tasted it and it was really delicious. The skin was thin and filling and the shrimp was sweet and refreshing.
The few vegetarian dishes went together well. In addition, there was a bowl of fish soup… this should be the easiest New Year’s Eve meal, right?
On New Year’s Eve, other people’s houses were filled with a table full of fish and meat dishes. Meanwhile, they had a simple New Year’s Eve dinner on the small table beside the bed. Next to the two of them was a puppy in red clothes.
During the meal, Jiang Shaoyu said softly, “Yesterday, we went to the supermarket to buy so many ingredients but we didn’t get to use them today. New Year’s Eve is passing. This must’ve made you disappointed, right?”
He wasn’t in good shape today and slept drowsily all day.
He didn’t help Pei Feng cook the New Year’s Eve dinner and instead became a patient who needed Pei Feng’s care.
Pei Feng’s voice was very gentle. “Don’t think like that. The form of how we spend New Year’s Eve isn’t important. The important thing is who you are with.”
Jiang Shaoyu raised his head and saw Pei Feng’s smiling eyes.
The alpha said very gently, “I am really happy that Master can accompany me for the new year.”
Jiang Shaoyu’s heart moved slightly. This was also the warmest Spring Festival he had spent in the past few years.
A puppy dressed in festive clothing and an apprentice who trusted him and never blamed him no matter what happened. Pei Feng accompanied him, took care of him all day and made a light and delicious Chinese New Year’s Eve meal by hand.
Xiao Pei, accepting you as an apprentice is really the most correct decision that I’ve made.
Jiang Shaoyu smiled slightly. For some reason, his appetite improved and he ate all the dumplings.
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