I’ve Got This Servant’s Back(11.1)
Meanwhile, Lu Fanghai was thinking he should go buy a planet lottery ticket.
He stared blankly at his baby brother who came back and kept harping on as he hugged his second brother whose fever was so high that he couldn’t even stand while crying like a mess. Choking on sobs, he said that Second Brother was the best and his most favorite. Although big brother looked gentle on the surface, his heart was already being tormented by a strangled pain that couldn’t be heard.
Seeing the corners of that scoundrel second brother’s mouth grinning up to his ears, Lu Fanghai felt that he had just fed all his worries to the white-eyed wolf.
Just deserve a beating.
One beating is not enough, better be three.
Even though he expected his brother to return, he was prepared to fight a long battle for eight or ten years. But after only a month, he saw his baby brother, who had to be assisted when he left, running down from the airship by himself.
Gu Song was with him every step of the way but had no intention of coming to his aid. The youngest brother looked obviously better than when he left, but he was still thin and uncomfortable. His breath was already becoming unsteady from the dash he just took, and when he cried too much, he coughed repeatedly as soon as he lost his breath and his back shuddered.
“Qing Shi, don’t let him scare you, he’s not even in trouble!”
That was a powerful push!
Lu Fanghai furiously intervened and plucked his baby brother out of Lu Jueming’s arms, and pushed back the medicine that was about to be handed over from Lu Qingshi’s palm, holding it and putting it inside his pocket. “No, he just needs to be beaten up, he’ll get better after a few more beatings, why take medicine?”
Even though he had just been shouted at by his eldest brother, who had just kicked him out of his position, Lu Jueming, who had won his youngest brother’s favour, was still so happy that he didn’t know where to put his hands and carefully patted his baby brother’s back to soothe his breath.
“Xiao Shi is good, Second Brother is fine, and Second Brother also likes Xiao Shi the most…Second Brother loves Xiao Shi…”
Lu Fanghai raised his foot in anger and kicked him.
After they got over the shock of their older brother sitting in solitary confinement with keys in his pocket, they saw their second brother, who had just been dying of fever, was suddenly in high spirits. The rest of the brothers were reluctant to get outdone and started fighting over each other and trying to hug their baby brother for a good spin.
“Stop it, all of you! What time is it, still only know how to fight?!”
The situation was chaotic, with the brothers fighting for the right to raise their baby brother to the top of the pile, while the sound of their father’s angry rebuke came from behind.
These sons were getting more and more crooked. Not only were they not properly confined, but they were even fighting with each other. Lu Feng, who had just been pulled over by Lu Nanxing, knitted his eyebrows together and let out a deep sigh as he was about to go forward to restrain them, but his steps suddenly stopped.
Blocked tightly by a group of older brothers, Lu Qingshi looked up at the sound, met his father’s gaze that was almost poured on him, and called out softly, “Father⎯⎯”
When he met those gentle black eyes, Lu Feng’s breath hitched slightly. His eyes suddenly ached hard and he hastily turned his head to the side.
Lu Nanxing was panting heavily and looked confused. He couldn’t figure out how his second brother, who was seriously ill, came back alive and fought with a bunch of brothers, and his baby brother, who he thought he would never see again, was now standing in front of him.
After all, his father’s pressure was heavy. Lu Fanghai took a deep breath and was about to step forward to take his scolding when he was suddenly gently tugged on his sleeve.
Lu Qingshi looked up at him. The corners of his lips pursed up, holding Gu Song’s arm that was supporting him before gently pushing it away, and he took the initiative to walk over towards Lu Feng.
The import of data had been bound, but due to the difference in time flow between the main world and the subsidiary worlds, the time it took for his body to truly recover was actually quite long.
Voyaging through the vastness of the universe, passing through countless new galaxies, and encountering many beautiful and magnificent landscapes, was certainly a wonderful experience that would never be forgotten.
However, he was still tossing and turning, being homesick, after he had only gotten a little better.
Missing home, missing his brothers.
Wondering if his big brother’s bottom still hurt from bearing his father’s wrath, wondering if his second brother, who had hidden it for him, would blame himself and feel bad, wondering if his brothers would still hug him and lift him up and spin him around, wondering if they would be angry that he had left so rashly or if they would think of him over and over again when they couldn’t sleep, just like he thought of them.
He would have to think of twelve brothers for ten minutes each, which would be a full two hours.
The system went to the black market and somehow bought him a wonderfully programmed prop pack, plus with Gu Song’s intimate touch, allowing him to “recharge” his body for a short period of time which lasted for about an hour at a time, enough for him to jump around and hug his brothers for a while.
But he didn’t expect to meet his father, who was always strict and stubborn, when he came back secretly.
The original intention was to wait until he got better really well before returning to see his father and asking him to believe him.
Lu Qingshi’s pursed lips were slightly white, but his gaze was still clear and firm. He walked up to his father without asking anyone to help him, opened his arms, and hugged him. “Father, I’m sorry⎯⎯”
Even with his frail youngest son, Lu Feng only worried and fretted when he was not in his presence, wanting to scavenge for all the good things for him. When it came to facing him personally, he would at most look a little milder, but he would not be less demanding and disciplined.
The warm, hot body of his youngest child crashed lightly against him, holding him motionlessly. The soft, gentle top of his hair rubbed against his shoulder, and he could feel that there was only little energy left in his body, but he was still trying hard to stabilise his breathing and heartbeat.
The long-standing shell of coldness suddenly felt like a hole had been cut through it, and Lu Feng’s shoulders and back trembled lightly as his eyes turned red, and he hesitantly raised his arm.
Having experienced the beating from his father for a long time, Lu Fanghai’s heart tightened. As he was about to pounce on him to plead for mercy, he was pulled back by Lu Jueming.
Lu Feng’s arm fell and brushed against the still thin spine of his youngest son.
The hand behind his back was broad and warm. Lu Qingshi’s chest palpated slightly as he raised his head to speak, but the magnificent body in front of him shuddered slightly as if waking up, and the force from his back suddenly increased, holding him tightly in his arms.
“Daddy knows it’s wrong, I really do. Xiao Shi, daddy will never think those thoughts again. From now on, you can do whatever you like. Do you like that slave? Tomorrow, I’ll get someone to abolish the proposed law that says you can’t intermarry. You can go and get married, do whatever you want, go out and have fun, as long as you come back again – as long as you let daddy see you and don’t disappear without a word again, OK?”1Anna:They really did his father dirty! He did all of this because he deeply loved his son, and he just up and elopes.
Obviously having repeated these words in his heart countless times, Lu Feng’s voice was low and softly trembling as he held his youngest son close to him, speaking without even a single pause.
Never realising that his hasty departure would make his father so sad, Lu Qingshi’s heart tightened silently. He raised his hand to wipe the tears from his face, only to be gripped by his father’s broad, coarse palm, trembling lightly as he pulled him further into his arms.
“I went to the palace to look for you and tore down that ninth prince’s chambers and kitchen. I thought you would be hiding at his place, but I couldn’t find you anywhere. I thought you…thought you were angry with Daddy and never wanted to come back to see me again⎯⎯”2Jue: please, he even dared to go against the prince, just how much he loves his son (ಥ﹏ಥ)
Quietly aching in his heart, Lu Qingshi tightened his arms and pressed them against his father’s broad shoulders and arms. “Father, I’m back.”
His body was still not strong enough to withstand the overwhelming emotional turmoil. After speaking softly, his body was unable to support itself and slid downwards, being hastily held by Lu Feng. “Xiao Shi, what’s wrong? Where do you feel uncomfortable⎯⎯”
Gu Song had caught up in time and reached out to pick him up and hold him steady. Lu Qingshi stood up straight with his support, smiled at his father with a pale face, and shook his head gently. “It’s alright, Father. I’m just a little tired, I’ll be fine after a rest.”
Although his face was not well, his eyes were still clear and bright, and his voice was not as weak and wavering as it had been when he was seriously ill, so he did seem to be in better health than before.
Looking at his youngest son’s still thin body, Lu Feng only abruptly woke up, his gaze slightly dwelling on Gu Song. He stepped forward and gently held Lu Qingshi’s arm. “Is it faster to get better in the universe? Wouldn’t it be harder on the ground?”
Never having considered this before, Lu Qingshi was slightly stunned and blinked. Before he could respond, he was tucked back into Gu Song’s arms by his father.
“Quickly go back to the airship and let Gu Song take care of you. Daddy will be content to see you once in a while – go and get well soon. Come back when you’re well, remember to send more postcards, let Daddy know where you’ve been. Daddy will be saving them all for you to make into a book so that you can go through them one by one when you come back.”
Their father said more today than he said in the past ten years combined. The group of Lu children listened in shock as their father chattered on and on while watching as their baby brother, who hadn’t had enough hugs, was packed into Gu Song’s arms and pushed back onto the airship in one piece.
Still thinking of his sick second brother, Lu Qingshi wriggled out of Gu Song’s arms to see his brother one more time. Gu Song smiled dumbly and lightly, hugging the Youngest Master and shaking his hand reassuringly. He firmly stopped at the hatch of the airship. “Master, the Youngest Master is in good health and can stay at home for a few more days, I will keep an eye on the Youngest Master.”
Even if he did not believe it, his youngest son’s health was indeed getting better day by day with Gu Song’s company. Lu Feng hesitated for a long time, but relaxed his arm and met Lu Qingshi’s gaze inquiringly. “Xiao Shi…is that okay?”
Having never seen such a cautious and careful attitude from his father, Lu Qingshi looked up from between Gu Song’s arms, his eyebrows softly arching down and he nodded gently.
Lu Nanxing couldn’t resist whistling and rushed to snatch back his baby brother as the brothers, who were waiting with bated breath, swarmed up with cheers in a twinkling.
Lu Qingshi stayed at home for a week this time and waited until his second brother was completely well before embarking on a new journey with Gu Song.
The world had been bought, and the direction of the plot development had become less important. In order to be responsible for the demolished kitchen of the protagonist, Lu Deng insisted on taking the plot down seriously.
Although not completely retired, the Lu family had gradually faded away from the heart of power in the imperial capital as the head of the family had taken up a strange hobby of stamp collecting and interplanetary travel, and was absent for half of the year.
Although the head of the family was determined to resign and travel, a group of sons still held important positions despite the royal family’s efforts to hold them back. Even though they deliberately kept a low profile, their family and power were still among the top in the imperial capital.
The postcards sent back by Lu Qingshi were all carefully hand-drawn. Every scene they saw was personally drawn by Lu Qingshi, and they were again made into a painting exhibition by Sixth Brother. It caused a great attraction in the imperial capital, causing many people to revive their childhood desire to drift through the universe and open up a whole new exploration towards the distant stars.
The ninth prince, who was forced to go on the plot, was not allowed to travel. He had to work diligently to take over the throne and finish the plotline, and was kicked out of the world sharply and dryly at the moment he had achieved fame and fortune and was on the top of his life.
This is the end of this arc. Hope y’all enjoy this interstellar arc. Lemme know how you think of this arc.
We’ll begin the ABO arc in the next chapter. Let’s see how they will come across all the problems and get together.
Baibai to our little Xiao Shi and protective Gu Song ｡ﾟ･ (>﹏<) ･ﾟ｡