“Be good, don’t cry Gale.”
Xie Luan touched the ice blue tail of the mermaid cub in his arms and firmly held onto him as he unconsciously moved slightly from side to side to soothe him. His shirt collar in the cub’s grasp had already been wrinkled by his strong grip, but Xie Luan did not care about it at all.
The mermaid cub who was touched by the youth immediately swayed his tail lightly. He still refused to let go of the youth’s clothes, but he was no longer on the brink of tears.
His still moist blue eyes were fixed on the youth’s face. The cub suddenly buried his head in the youth’s chest and rubbed against it before hugging him close, his small arms trying to reach around the wide chest. For the first time, his hands briefly let go only to tightly grip onto the fabric on each side of the chest.
Having been assured that the youth really didn’t want to give him away, the mermaid cub felt a sense of security and became well behaved.
The cub was suddenly very quiet. He did not weep or move around, but nestled obediently in the youth’s embrace. He only lifted the small fin at the end of his tail, gently tapping it against Xie Luan’s body.
The gentle tapping of the fin was undoubtedly a way for the cub to attract his parent’s attention.
After finally having managed to coax the cub in his arms, Xie Luan gave a sigh of relief.
Glancing to the side, Xie Luan noticed how the mermaid cub was moving his fin and could not help but squint his eyes in a smiling expression. He reached out a hand and put it under the fin, feeling the light tap as it hit against his palm.
“Pa… Papa~” It was at this time that the cub seemed to have at last realized that he had been able to truly say the word earlier. Excited, the cub patted the youth’s hand and then tried to call out the word again to the youth holding him.
“Papa~” When the cub found that the two syllables he issued were pronounced softly and smoothly, he unconsciously increased the force in his fin slapping the hand and his blue eyes widened slightly.
“Gale can talk.”
Xie Luan first acknowledged his achievement. Just now he had clearly heard him call him “Papa”, he had absolutely not misheard.
As long as he spoke louder, he would be able to pronounce the word he wanted to say. After getting affirmation from the youth, the little mermaid nestled in the youth’s arms gathered his strength and tried hard to speak.
“Papa—” In the mermaid race, “Papa” was used to call one’s parent, male parents that is.
The sound was no longer just air, nor mixed with air. The mermaid cub spoke clearly at a normal volume.
Although it was achieved through a lot of effort from the cub, unlike how other people could do it casually, it was still a huge breakthrough for him. It truly could not be any better.
Xie Luan could hear how hard the cub worked to utter the two syllables as it slightly affected the tone. But it did not affect the essence of his voice.
To Xie Luan, the voice of the little mermaid in his arms was very special and pleasant. He believed that the other staff members in the club would feel the same as he did.
Because he was still a cub, the voice was of course very soft and immature, but this was not a bad thing.
Even if one removed the filter that made parents think that everything about their cub was good, Xie Luan still thought that he would feel that the cub in his arms had a very clear and pleasant voice.
It was like the trickle of a stream.
Looking at the harmonious and warm atmosphere surrounding the two, it made Zarad, who had been a bystander for a long time, want to swallow back the words he had just said one by one.
If he had to say those words again in this situation, then Zarad would truly not be able to do it.
Now that he no longer had any doubts about the decision of keeping the cub, Zarad was helping them think about what the youth called advance preparation.
“The first thing we can do is find evidence. I can’t think of anything else for the time being. We can only start with gathering witness testimonies.”
Feeling that what he had said previously might have hurt the mermaid cub in the youth’s arms, Zarad now had an urge to repay. “I should be able to help with this. I have a friend who is good at dealing with these kinds of matters. I will tell you when there is progress.”
When he said this, Zarad was already prepared to go to the military investigation department.
Readily available connections should not be wasted, it was much better to use them than find some people who might not necessarily be reliable.
As Zarad began the advance preparations, the rumors on the starnet had already attracted Conner’s attention and would soon reach the Houdie family’s ears.
From this, it was clear it was inevitable that the Houdie family would send people to Yunbao Branch.
Gearing up for war. Although Zarad was not able to think of other measures they could take as advance preparations, you readers really came up with some clever and sly sche—cough—plans.
Maybe you should be the general? Haha.
Many, many, many thanks to Jessie, Jessica Lins and the mysterious spirit for the coffees~~~ ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️