Hearing Su Yi Mo’s icy tone that was tinged with a sense of guilt, Ran Feng Ge could now confirm it; he was safe and so, he was finally able to shut his eyes in peace.
In a haze of confusion, Ran Feng Ge was unable to think any deeper with regards to Su Yi Mo’s appearance – why did Su Yi Mo come and rescue him? Wasn’t he supposed to go with the flow of the plan?
The air outside was good. Ran Feng Ge inhaled two deep breaths when he heard two very familiar voices call out to him.
“Ran Feng Ge!”
Ran Feng Ge was unable to register the meaning of those voices for a moment – did they not belong to Xi Ran and Mi Le? Ran Feng Ge thought to himself and wondered if asphyxiation had somehow muddled his brain up somehow. It must be some kind of hallucination because why would Su Yi Mo come and save him? And why would Xi Ran and Mi Le even appear here?
Ah, damn it. The lack of oxygen in his brain must have done some serious damage because the images before him now seemed so real…
“Be quiet! He needs to rest!” Su Yi Mo’s icy tone was more than enough to silence the other two as he lowered Ran Feng Ge’s body to allow him to recover a little faster.
The lovers that had been pushed aside looked at each other and seemed to be communicating with only their eyes.
Chen Xi Ran raised a single eyebrow and pouted his lips a little – Looks like the crazy idiot’s new job was to imitate Jing Qiu Han! That embroidered pillow!
[TN: Embroidered pillow – an embroidered pillow may be beautiful on the outside but be filled with straw on the inside, basically the looks are deceiving]
Mi Le shrugged her shoulders, agreeing with Xi Ran – Tch, what a waste of talent! Look at how handsome our Ran Feng Ge is, why did he have to accept such a mission? Moreover, that Jing Qiu Han isn’t some pure, innocent little bird. Even in the shows he has been in, it is obvious what a scheming little creature he is! And there was that investigation before, how Jing Qiu Han and the leader of Chasing Hawk are connected; such a troublesome connection. If he were to be pulled into that mess, it’s going to be so annoying!
Chen Xi Ran nodded his head in agreement as he looked at Ran Feng Ge. He prodded Mi Le with his elbow slightly – Le Le, this crazy idiot will be fine, right?
Chewing on her bottom lip, Mi Le shook her head – I don’t know, let’s go over and take a look?
Chen Xi Ran also felt that Mi Le was right – Precisely! Why should we leave Ran Feng Ge in the hands of a stranger?
As the two of them made their way forward, they watched as Ran Feng Ge’s eyebrows scrunched up a little as he forced his eyes open.
Having breathed fresh air into his system, Ran Feng Ge felt a lot better. However, the voices around him were still muffled and there was a ringing in his ears. Forcing his eyes open, all he could see was darkness and it felt as though he had an enormous weight upon his chest. Ran Feng Ge kept himself calm, he slowly closing his eyes and allowed himself to breathe gently before he reopened his eyes again. This time, he was not met with darkness and instead, a blinding light invaded his sight before colors started to appear and take shape. Ran Feng Ge closed his eyes once more before opening them again, this time making out human shaped silhouettes.
The person who was cradling him in their arms was indeed the stoic-looking Su Yi Mo. However, instead of the usual coldness, a flicker of worry was embedded in his features – although it was very slight and difficult to detect, Ran Feng Ge was still able to see it all.
A tinge of regret was forming within Ran Feng Ge’s heart. He wondered what sort of troubles he had caused Su Yi Mo with his ‘go with the flow’ plan resulting with his capture by Lan Kuang. He was just about to say a word of thanks when shadows moving at his peripherals made him turn instinctively, only to see Chen Xi Ran and Mi Le looking towards him with worry and a tinge of fury.
Stunned, Ran Feng Ge immediately recalled hearing their voices when he was on the edge of consciousness. These two actually came to save him! It wasn’t just a hallucination!
The feeling of gratefulness towards Su Yi Mo vanished immediately and was replaced with anger.
Ran Feng Ge ignored his two best friends and turned towards Su Yi Mo angrily. “Who gave you the right to involve them?! I was the one who signed your bloody contract! They have nothing to do with you or your service!” Glaring at Su Yi Mo, Ran Feng Ge snarled, “You will really use any means available!”
As soon as these words were said, the other three people were stunned.
Chen Xi Ran and Mi Le looked at each other, both thinking the same thing – Oh shit. This lunatic has really gone insane.
To be honest, Ran Feng Ge as a person, barely has any flaws. If one had to really pick out a flaw, it would be that he was too loyal! Too damned protective.
In this instance, Su Yi Mo seemingly, without a care in the world, chose to involve his two best friends. If this did not anger Ran Feng Ge, then he was not the normal Ran Feng Ge at all.
With the sudden outburst, Su Yi Mo’s handsome and worried features shifted back to his normal icy demeanor.
What did he say? I came to rescue him out of my goodwill and he still dared to say I was unscrupulous in my methods?!
This was a rare occasion where this iceberg of a man was actually willing to do something for someone else and instead of being thanked, he was reprimanded. It was no surprise then, when Su Yi Mo exploded as well “Yes! I was unscrupulous! But if I was not, how do you think I would have found out where you were? Has it ever crossed your mind that if I had found you any later, you would have suffocated to death in that room?!”
“Then, why couldn’t you have just used your resources? Why did you have to involve my friends?!” Ran Feng Ge replied as he continued glaring at him.
“That’s because—as your friends, they would know the trackers on your body! Going through them was the fastest way; the quickest way!” Su Yi Mo said.
“… Whatever it was, you shouldn’t have pulled them in!” Ran Feng Ge replied angrily as he tried to struggle out of Su Yi Mo’s embrace, using his own hands to prop himself up.
This was the very first time Su Yi Mo was faced with such a stubborn Ran Feng Ge. He was being pushed to his limits and was getting very frustrated, in addition to having his support pushed aside by Ran Feng Ge. Another foreign emotion was building up in Su Yi Mo’s chest, making it seem as though he could not release the breath he had in his lungs.
Before he could stop himself, Su Yi Mo icily retorted, “Since you are so tough, and you don’t need the help of your friends, why did you even allow yourself to be trapped in a place like that for so long, to the extent of nearly suffocating?” making people worry for you?! However, this last bit of the sentence was not something Su Yi Mo would ever say out loud. As soon as he finished talking, Su Yi Mo turned away from Ran Feng Ge, forcing himself to calm down and not get any angrier.
Actually, since he was young ‘til now, Su Yi Mo had never lost his temper this way before. He had always been able to maintain his composure. However, this all changed once he got to know the man named Ran Feng Ge. With him around, his control was constantly being pushed to the limits.
The purpose of hiring a body double was to give himself peace of mind. Who knew that he would be even more busy instead?
“So… So, you are blaming me in-instead?” Ran Feng Ge panted, his features scrunched up in pain – having been locked up for such a long time, his body was already very weak. In addition to waves of dizziness and episodes of blurred vision, his face quickly lost color as soon as he heard Su Yi Mo’s accusations.
Proofreaders: Charlotte Grey, Lyrick