Having a general idea of what the scene might look like in the eyes of the muka cub, Xie Luan’s left eye subconsciously twitched.
However, this scene did not remain for very long. Xie Luan saw the nox on top of him at last lay down beside him, the silver tail still around his waist. The nox then reached out and pulled him close.
Since the cub was watching, they naturally did not move after this. The muka cub would obediently close his eyes and go to sleep soon.
Reassured by this, Xie Luan directed his attention back at the nox hugging him. Just now he had actually, with great difficulty, been able to partially pacify the nox who was in an abnormal state. Now that he looked up and met the two cyan eyes, the contracted pupils in them seemed to have already eased a lot.
Just hug him.
Thinking this, Xie Luan was hugged like this by the nox beside him and slept throughout the night.
Waking up to find that they were still in this position, Xie Luan gave a low cough and touched the silver tail encircling his waist. The tail willingly let go of him and Xie Luan was then able to get up from the bed.
Before the Star Alliance dispatch came to retrieve the four wanted criminals, Duke spared no effort to squeeze out the remaining value out of the four.
First of all, the other’s space button was naturally confiscated. This space button still contained a few baseda ores which had been snatched from them earlier.
Next, Duke also pried out the information regarding the hidden property from the leader of the group. The other had buried a large amount of money on a small planet, enough for him to establish another star pirate gang.
Lastly, Duke had the four plant trees with them.
Once the members of the Star Alliance arrived, according to the crimes they had committed, these four would certainly have to stay in the Star Alliance prison for the rest of their lives. Duke felt that he had already shown them enough kindness by letting them have a lot of outdoor activities now.
Planting trees in the uninhabited area between the village and the mine had been Xie Luan’s idea. After explaining the benefits of increasing this planet’s vegetational coverage, the mukas in the village were eager to do it.
As a result, from that day on, there were adult mukas from the village who went to the wilderness in order to plant small saplings.
Originally, Xie Luan was considering whether to bring some saplings from his world which were suitable as windbreaks for sand fixation, such as the populus euphratica. But he found that there were plants more apt for this task in this world.
On the planet the shuren race resided on, there was a kind of tree called darrow tree. It had high adaptability to its surroundings and the saplings grew quickly after being planted. It was also very excellent as a windbreak for sand fixation.
Xie Luan helped to plant saplings as well. This planet was the home of the muka cub next to him. Although one person had limited power, he too wished to help the planet by adding a little green.
“Right, then Nick can put the sapling in.”
After planting a tree, Xie Luan taught the muka cub next to him how to plant a small sapling by himself.
Holding the small sapling and correctly placing it into the pit, the muka cub then properly filled it with soil just like the youth had shown him. Like this, the planting could be regarded as complete.
Seeing the cub finish the task, Xie Luan quickly praised the muka cub. When the cub then lowered his head and snuggled into his arms, Xie Luan at once raised his hand and lightly patted the cub’s sharp forearm.
The originally very open wilderness was now filled with many small saplings.
According to the growth period of darrow trees, if there was no mishap, after about half a year this place would probably be much greener and full of life.
Looking at these saplings planted by the mukas, Xie Luan wandered through the, for now, desolate wilderness. As he walked, his eyes happened to be drawn to a speck of pure white not far away.
A little white flower gently swaying in the wind, blooming in the wilderness. In itself, it was actually not very eye-catching. But once noticed, the flower growing among the desolate wilderness would seem particularly beautiful.
A sense of beauty full of vitality. In the eyes of Xie Luan, it was indeed very beautiful.
As Xie Luan was looking at the flower, he noticed that the nox’s line of sight was directed towards him.
“This, do you like it?” Pointing to the little white flower that was softly swaying in the wind not far away, Xie Luan uttered the question to Ya Yi who was standing beside him.
Xie Luan discovered that he actually didn’t really know what the nox liked as he never spoke about it.
Most of the time, the nox liked to follow him around and while doing this the nox was usually relatively quiet. Even though he may look indifferent in his adult form, this nox also really seemed to like sticking close to him.
Hearing the youth’s voice, Ya Yi turned to look at the flower and nodded his head.
Actually, he didn’t particularly have any feeling of like or dislike for the flower, but as he thought Xie Luan liked it, this nox nodded his head after looking at it.
When seeing the other nodding, Xie Luan habitually raised his hand to touch the silver hair of the nox and calmly said, “It’s good to say what you like and want sometimes, this way others, like me, can know what you’re thinking.”
Xie Luan said this hoping that the nox could express himself a little more in the future, so that he would be able to know what the other liked and disliked.
Everyone has different preferences. If you live your life doing what you like, your days will be filled with happiness. Xie Luan wanted to know this nox’s preferences so that he could then make adjustments accordingly.
But almost the second Xie Luan finished speaking, his waist was once again suddenly encircled by the silver tail. The two were originally very close and Xie Luan was now encircled and pulled even closer by the nox standing in front of him.
Xie Luan was slightly stunned, but he came to just in time to hear the nox’s cold and low voice.
*Squealing sound stops*
Later on the news: Tragedy struck tonight as a young translator was found collapsed in their apartment… Acute overload, they were unfortunately unable to…. It only goes to show that the danger of cuteness is real. Remember folks, ATR: Always look away, take deep breaths, reboot.
Follow this rule and you will live.
*Ghost Leo floating in the background*
“..Nah, it was worth it.”