CRA Chapter 69 – part 2

After the muka cub’s birthday, there were only 12 days left of the month. On the last day of the month, Xie Luan without warning received a promotion.

“President, why suddenly…” Hearing the old president who had gathered everyone say that he wanted to officially hand over the president’s seat to him, the surprise on Xie Luan’s face was not fake.

The president hadn’t mentioned it to him beforehand. However, compared to his surprised look, Xie Luan found that the others around him appeared to long have seen this coming and now, after hearing the president’s words, merely nodded.

“It’s not sudden.”

The president glanced at Xie Luan, trust showing in his eyes. “This old man is already very old and has since some time back not had the energy to properly manage the club. It is all thanks to Xiao Qi helping me take care of the club all these years that Yunbao Branch has barely been able to stay afloat until now.”

“But ever since you came to our branch, this old man has seen the club grow in front of my eyes and truly come alive. I don’t see any problem with me making you president, Xiao Qi also agrees with this decision.”

Saying this sentence, the old president touched the virtual document shown by the connector and moved the document over to Xie Luan. “If you’re ready, sign this document right away. I’ll leave Yunbao in your hands.”

After signing the document, all of Yunbao branch’s assets would immediately become Xie Luan’s. The old president hadn’t left even a bit for himself, he was completely transferring it all, it was all written in the document.

Noticing that Xie Luan was still a little hesitant at this point, the old president opened his mouth once more and said, “Me being at this age, I don’t know how long I can continue watching over Yunbao. Who else can I ask this of?”

Hearing him say this, Xia Qi was the first whose expression changed. [1]

This year, the president would turn 210 years old. In the sevilla race it could be considered as having lived a very long life. Even though birth, aging, sickness, and death were the most unavoidable things in the universe, Xia Qi, who regarded the old president as her grandfather, still felt like her chest was a little stuffy.

The staff at Yunbao branch had no objections against Xie Luan becoming president. Under everyone’s eyes, Xie Luan at last signed the document.

The document went into effect the moment Xie Luan signed his name, that is to say, from that day on Xie Luan officially took over as the new president of Yunbao branch and the relevant information on Yunbao branch’s homepage on the starnet also changed accordingly.

Going from vice president and investor to becoming the official president, even if his title was different, Xie Luan’s daily work did not actually change much. It was merely that, if they needed to be in contact with other cub raising branches in the future, he would attend as president.

The following month, Gaia seemed to be getting hotter with each passing day.

Summer had finally arrived, and so had the rainy season. It was a cloudy day in the city Yunbao branch was located, a light rain pitter-pattering against the club’s roofs. Something related to this club was happening far away at the Star Alliance headquarters at Shilolin.

“Have you heard? Today that maniac unexpectedly took the initiative to submit his retirement application to the military department. Is it really true?” In the Star Alliance administrative department, several civil servants gathered together to whisper, disbelief clearly written across their faces.

“It has to be fake, right? That man is a famous battlefield maniac, why would he give up and request for early retirement? He is decades away from retirement age.”

“Shhh—“ Hearing footsteps gradually approaching, one of the employees hurriedly gestured for the others to be quiet.

A man with a scar at the corner of his eye passed by, he gave off an aura of oppression from his whole body. The man was obviously military personnel, but this middle-aged man appeared very cruel.

Compared to military, the other looked more like a dangerous lowlife and his reputation as a battlefield maniac also made many of his colleagues at the military department avoid him. They only dared to talk about him behind his back and became completely silent when facing him.

As soon as the man was some distance away, the silent civil servants relaxed. Just now, when the man had passed by, one of them saw that he was missing a hand and couldn’t help saying, “Is it because of his left hand that he chose to retire? He was seriously injured at the battle of Kesou more than a year ago, it may be the reason…” After discussing for a while, the whispering voices gradually stopped. At this time, Morrison, who had submitted his retirement application, had already left the Star Alliance headquarters and walked back home.

“Gu-Ji,Ji~” Hearing the door open, the cub who originally had been nestled on the bed at once woke up. Like a plump little penguin, the laili cub waddled over, he then bumped into and hugged the leg of the adult who walked in.

Morrison could never get used to this way of greeting. Bending down, he used one hand to hold the laili cub. After he put him back down again, he touched the cub’s head.

Because he only had one hand, Morrison couldn’t hold the baby and stroke his head at the same time.

“Guu~” Issuing a sound, the fluffy little laili cub flapped his wings continuously as his head was touched. Although, just like in the kuthi race, the laili cub form was similar to a bird, this lali cub could not fly.

Morrison from time to time lowered his head to look at the cub who was waddling around the room. Once the Star Alliance approved his retirement application, he was going to take the cub with him to Gaia.


Translator’s note:

A new fluffy cub! ><

Gu-Ji is a very literal translation of the sound he makes, I kept it that way as the best I could come up with after watching several baby penguin videos was “ohw-ih-ih-oh”, haha.

Please comment if any of you have a better suggestion on how it should be translated. Otherwise, I think I will just continue using gu-ji. 

[1] – I first thought she reacted to him saying “who else can I ask this of?” and pictured her making a wtf face… No, but really, Xia Qi must be an angel. [negativity warning⚠️] Although I’m happy for Xie Luan, I really dislike this trope (When a woman dedicates all her life to something, then an average guy comes along and masters it in one day after being taught by her, gets acknowledged by her master, and takes all that should have been hers…) it is used in books and movies all the time and is a bit sad to see.

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22 Replies to “CRA Chapter 69 – part 2

  1. I am very surprised that Xie Luan became the president and not Xie Luan. Who in my opinion is a more appropriate choice, because she worked there longer and sacrificed a lot for the cube raising club.?

    Thanks for the chapter.^^

    1. I won’t say Xia Qi as unqualified, but she truly comes short than Xie Luan. Xie Luan may remained as investor and vice president if he didn’t do better and more committed than her. Xia Qi is decent towards the cub because she herself is orphaned that is saved by old president. But I won’t necessarily says she dedicated her whole life for the cub raising association. More like, she dedicated her life for her adopted grandpa. We can see her had shortcoming in giving her attentions to the cubs earlier, and her main jobs which is accounting the finance before also for her a forced situation. When their situation get better, she isn’t reluctant to let the job go because she isn’t “passionate” of it despite having worked on it like years. It is not about gender as I had read many hetero novel where it is the woman that got everything entrusted to her despite having capable male relatives. It is all about genre really.

    1. I’am a woman, and in my opinion i don’t think it’s unfair if Xie Luan the one who got promoted, he is the one who changed the club and made improvement, yes, Xie Qi worked longer but she didn’t make any changes for the club, this is not because she is a woman and he is man, it’s just who achieved the most…

      Thanks for the chap ???

  2. did Morrison appear before this chapter? I don’t remember it, but maybe it was a foreshadowing.
    As always, thank you for the chapter~

  3. I agree with you about the bittersweetness 🙁 Poor Xia Qi, if only she’d had the money, they would never have needed Xie Luan…

    1. There are no such ‘what ifs.’ Even if they have a lot of money, they would still need him. Who in that world would care for and love the Muka, Nox, and the mermaid cub, who apparently could not speak before, as dedicatedly as him? Even though Xia Qi would do that, she would still fall short as she doesn’t have enough spiritual power. Plus, back when the Nox cub was still in the egg phase, even though, unlike other races, she doesn’t hate the Nox, she still thought that it would be bad for it to be born. It’s also apparently a kind of emotion that the Nox egg would feel as negative, which would, according to the light guide, be a key to the destruction of their world. So yeah, your worries are kinda unfounded.

  4. Another cute baby will arrive soon! I wonder whatbis their story. We will know soon! Thank you Leo for this new chapter.

  5. I don’t think it’s because Xia Qi is a woman, I think it’s a few reasons. 1. She has never really seemed interested in running the place. 2. Xie luan brought in the money, fame and connections that will keep them open. 3. Her opinion was valued, so considering she recommended and supported Xie Luan from the beginning.
    Also, the other things you said about ‘a woman dedicates all her life to something, then an average guy comes along and masters it in one day after being taught by her, gets acknowledged by her master, and takes all that should have been hers.’ Doesnt really apply here because, he was chosen by the golden orb meteor dude and she didnt teach him nor have him take something that was implied to be hers. There was never a point in the story where the idea of her being in charge was ever alluded to.
    However, you are right that that troupe is super annoying.

    1. Agreed to everything you pointed out. Like said earlier, the one the orphan Xiao Qi dedicated her life to is the grandpa president, not the cub raising association itself. That is why Xiao Qi felt her heart quite sour during the position transfer. She didn’t think about the position at all, rather the one she felt gratitude to is in that position, before and now.

  6. Life is unfair. Some people are born talented and easily achieve what other people spend their whole life on. But of course talent is not all that matters. What makes you qualified for a position also depends on effort, dedication and contribution. Xie Luan has spend less time on the club than Xia Qi, but he does not lose in term of effort and dedication and is superior in term of ability and contribution.

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